Why is the WBC official ball covered with mud?… Lee Kang-cheol’s homework

The WBC national team wielded fire bats and ended their first practice match against NC with a victory.

On the other hand, pitchers showed difficulty with the slippery WBC official ball.

Adaptation to the official ball is expected to be the key to this tournament’s performance.

This is reporter Lee Ji-eun on the sidewalk.

The first evaluation match in the ‘Korea’ uniform.

The other line fired a bat of fire.

‘The only third baseman’ Choi Jeong and Kang Baek-ho hit home runs side by side and won a huge victory over NC.

[Choi Jeong / Infielder of the WBC national team: Everyone seemed to be in a bad mood, and everyone seemed to be worried that they were not feeling well during practice, but their concentration increased as they entered the game] On the other hand, the pitchers had a hard time adapting to the official ball


The WBC official ball, like the Major League ball, is characterized by its slipperiness compared to domestic balls.

To help players adapt, a special mud applied to the ball to make it non-slippery has also appeared in the major leagues.

[Lee Kyung-ho / KBO Public Relations Team Leader: The major leagues always play in this state (covered with mud). Since the players have to play the same game situation, I bought it in advance and worked on the mud]

[Lee Kang-cheol / WBC national team coach: They say that the slider system is missing a lot. In particular, Kwang-Hyun Kim threw a changeup today and fell out of it… . Anyway, we will have to adapt and overcome, so we keep throwing and getting used to it, and handing out all the balls now and telling them to carry them one by one.


[Ko Young-pyo / Pitcher of the WBC national team: Everyone (pitchers) are saying that it is slippery now. There is a bit of difficulty when throwing a breaking ball, and there is a feeling that a fastball is pushed back a bit, and since the 카지노weather is dry, when the leather itself touches the hand, it seems to be pushed a little because the hand is dry without moisture.] Interest in Lee Jung-hoo was still the same


Scouts from nine major league teams, including the San Francisco and Los Angeles Dodgers, visited the stadium, but

Lee Jung-hoo withdrew with no hits in two at-bats.

The Japanese press, our opponent in the second game, also watched our national team play.

The WBC national team, which has warmed up after winning the evaluation match against NC,

has a new task to adapt to the slippery official ball.

This is Jieun Lee from YTN, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

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