As yellow dust came across the country, the concentration of fine dust soared to the highest level this year. As a result, there was a change in training at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.
The 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match between Kiwoom Heroes and Doosan Bears, which was scheduled to be held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 6:30 pm on the 12th, was canceled due to fine dust.
According to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) league regulations, the game can be canceled if the concentration of PM10 (fine dust) continues for more than 2 hours. On this day, the concentration of fine dust at Jamsil Baseball Stadium at 5:30 pm, based on the Korea Environment Corporation, recorded 349 μg/m3, maintaining a very bad level.
Due to the fine dust warning issued from the morning of this day, Doosan and Kiwoom players did not reduce or proceed with outdoor training before the game. Doosan did not practice batting after only conducting defensive training for a short time. Kiwoom skipped field training altogether.
Regarding this, Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (46) said in an interview with reporters, “Today (12th), we reduced outdoor training because of fine dust. We only did a little defensive training and batting training was conducted indoors for the players’ health.” . 안전놀이터
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki (49) also said in an interview, “I don’t think we’re training in a situation where KBO has cancellation rules due to fine dust. We didn’t train outdoors because we thought about the health of the players.”
This is the first time this season that professional baseball has been canceled due to fine dust at Jamsil Baseball Stadium. The starting pitcher for both teams tomorrow (13th) will be Doosan Kim Dong-ju, who was predicted to be the starter that day, and Ahn Woo-jin for Kiwoom.
Meanwhile, the Futures League LG Twins-kt wiz match (Iksan), Doosan-SSG Landers match (Ganghwa), and Hanwha Eagles-Goyang Heroes (Goyang) match were canceled due to fine dust.