If you’re a Game 1 starter in the Korean Series, can you show up to media day the day before the game?
KT Wiz clinched a spot in the Korean Series with a miraculous “reverse sweep,” winning 3-2 in Game 5 of the playoffs against the NC Dinos at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon on Friday. The Wiz will begin the long-awaited Korean Series on April 7 against the LG Twins, who won the regular season title.
The biggest event before the series is Media Day. It will be held on the 6th at Jamsil Stadium. KT will be represented by manager Lee Kang-cheol, along with captain Park Kyung-soo and pitcher Ko Young-pyo. The official announcement was made by the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).
But here’s a question. KT’s likely starter for Game 1 of the Korean Series is Ko Young-pyo. Rotationally, yes. He started Game 3 of the playoffs. If the schedule stays the same, he could start Game 1 after four days of rest.
The best-case scenario for KT would be for their ace Cuevas to start Game 1, but Cuevas pitched in Game 4. Even then, pitching on three days’ rest after pitching in Game 1 was too much for him. If you ask him to pitch on three days’ rest again, even “Koo Dong-won” would be out.
But let’s say Ko Young-pyo is the Game 1 starter, will he appear at the media day before the game? The media day is an important event, and you might think that a few words will affect his pitching the next day, but no team in history has ever had a Game 1 starter appear at a media day. You have to be prepared physically and mentally, and you have to spend two to three hours waiting for the event, and you have to be nervous and nervous to speak in front of the camera.
As a result, it was confirmed that KT requested the KBO to replace the media day participants. Park Young-hyun will be attending the media day instead of Ko Young-pyo. While not 사설토토 attending the media day doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be selected for Game 1, it does make it more likely.
We can only assume that the team was planning to start the first game with someone other than Ko Young-pyo, but changed the rotation in a hurry. KT manager Lee Kang-cheol said after the Game 5 win, “I didn’t even think about the Korean Series against LG, so I have to think about (the rotation) now.”