In August, ‘Monday games’ will be played if weekend games are cancelled.
The KBO announced on 20 August that “from 5 August, games will be scheduled on Mondays if weekend games in the 2023 KBO League are cancelled.”
The reason for the Monday games is that the number of cancelled games due to rain has increased. “Due to the increasing number of rain cancellations in the 2023 KBO League, if a game is cancelled on either Saturday or Sunday between August 5 and September 10, it will be rescheduled for the following Monday at 6:30 p.m.,” the KBO explained.
If both weekend games are cancelled during this period, one game will be rescheduled on the following Monday and the other game will be rescheduled at a later date.
However, games cannot be scheduled on Mondays for three consecutive weeks, and if a weekend game is cancelled for three consecutive weeks, the final Monday game will be scheduled at a later date.
To date, a total of 48 games have been cancelled due to rain or ground conditions in the KBO. Among the 10 teams, the KIA Tigers have the most games cancelled with 12, followed by the Lotte Giants with 11. Conversely, the Kiwoom Heroes, who call Gocheok SkyDome, the only dome stadium in Korea, home, have only had two games cancelled and have played 86 games, the most of any of the 10 teams.
The Kiwoom finished the first half with the most games played at 86, followed by the LG Twins with 81, Samsung Lions and KT Wiz with 80, Doosan Bears and SSG Landers with 79, Hanwha Eagles and NC Dinos with 78, Lotte with 77, and KIA with 76.
The KBO, meanwhile, concluded the first half of its regular season on the 13th and will begin the second half of its schedule on the 21st after the All-Star break. On the 21st, LG and SSG will face off at Jamsil Stadium, Hanwha and NC at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, Samsung and KT at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, KIA and Doosan at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field, and Lotte and Kiwoom at Sajik Stadium in Busan.먹튀검증
This year, the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in September and the Korean National Baseball Team, led by Ryu Jung-il, will be in the hunt for gold, but the KBO has decided not to interrupt the league schedule. Add to that the introduction of Monday games, and the league’s schedule is set to gain momentum.