“I didn’t see Korea after it fell.”
Lotte manager Larry Sutton (53) showed a ‘Jihanpa’ down. The 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is in full swing. The motherland, the United States, has advanced to the finals, but I don’t see it. The reason is that Korea is far away. There is even an exhibition match.
Coach Sutton said, “I’m not watching the WBC, ahead of the first game of the two-game series against Samsung in the 2023 KBO League demonstration game held at Daegu Samsung Lions Park on the 20th. To be precise, I didn’t watch Korea after they fell in the first round. I’m watching the trial game. Although the result was not good, Korea will find a way again.”
South Korea was placed in Group B at the 2023 WBC, but failed to pass the preliminary round. In the first game against Australia, it was twisted as it lost 7-8. Against Japan, only the skill gap was confirmed. 4-13 rout. We caught the Czech Republic and China, but it was too late. Japan and Australia ranked first and second in the group, while Korea was eliminated after finishing third.
Following 2013 and 2017, it is a first-round elimination in three consecutive competitions. It is the Korean baseball team that shined in the semifinals in 2006 and runner-up in 2009. sought to restore honor. I also prepared thoroughly.메이저놀이터
However, variables arose ahead of the tournament, and the pitchers’ physical condition was not 100%. The hitters worked hard, but it was difficult because the mound couldn’t stand it. So Korea had no choice but to come back to Korea bitterly.
Since Korea was eliminated, coach Sutton doesn’t watch the WBC either. The situation in which the United States advanced to the finals. In the quarterfinals on the 19th, they won a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Venezuela, and on the 20th, they beat Cuba and won 14-2. Aiming for 2 consecutive championships.
For director Sutton, it’s a different story. As the manager of Lotte in the KBO League, he is concentrating on the league. This is the reason why he said, “I watch the demonstration game instead of the WBC.” And he gave his thoughts on the result of this national team.
Sutton said, “I was not a national team coach, and I am not someone who can be involved. I am cautious about talking about the national team because I do not know the exact situation,” he said. “To tell you what I felt while watching the video, the players did their best to represent their country at the WBC. I worked really hard,” he pointed out.
“Through this WBC, I felt that baseball in many countries has developed a lot. I was surprised to see Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Australia. Leagues and international competitions are completely different. You can’t compare apples and oranges. Korea has strived to become better at every international event, such as the Asian Games, Olympics, and WBC. We do that every year. We will find a way this time too.”