The NC Dinos are traveling the greatest distance among the teams advancing to the postseason (PS) this fall. However, rather than feeling tired, I just hope that I can go deeper into fall.
NC is a team based in Changwon. Based on Jamsil Stadium, where the most games in the KBO League are held, the travel distance is easily over 300 km (about 348 km). It is common to travel 9,000 to 10,000 km per season. Due to the nature of baseball, a sport without timeouts, if the game ends past 10 p.m., it is common for the hour hand to point to 3 or 4 a.m. when arriving in Changwon. If you have to play a daytime game the next day, managing your condition becomes even more difficult.
This fall, both schedule and travel distance are very tight. The schedule is packed, starting with the final game of the regular season. NC, which played against the Gwangju KIA Tigers on the 17th, confirmed its final 4th place in the regular season and played the wild card (WC)짱구카지노 match on the 19th with only one day of rest. The distance traveled from Gwangju-Kia Champions Field to Changwon NC Park is over 200km (205km). In fact, on the 18th, he went into the WC deciding match without a full day of rest.
After defeating the Doosan Bears in the WC deciding game, NC went back and forth between Incheon SSG Landers Field and Changwon NC Park to play the semi-playoffs (semi-PO, best of 5 games) with SSG Landers. After enduring a round trip distance of well over 700km (740km), the PO opponent is also the metropolitan area team KT Wiz. NC once again moved over 300km (331km). Among the PS teams, they are the only non-metropolitan team, so they have no choice but to endure the travel distance, but since the travel distance from the final game of the regular season to PO is about 1,300km, they have no choice but to hold their tongues.
Still, since NC lifted the Korean Series championship trophy at Gocheok Dome in the aftermath of the 2020 novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), there is a strong will to make this year’s fall at Changwon NC Park even deeper. Son Ah-seop said, “I have a strong desire to raise tension and end (the series) quickly. In fact, it is true that moving itself is difficult. “Still, I’m glad that the situation where I had to play the day after the move didn’t happen,” he said. “I felt better because I finished the semi-PO in the third game and was able to rest for four days.”
It is also good for NC that the number of people with fall baseball experience has increased in recent years. An NC training official said, “We cannot make dramatic changes (to the players’ physical strength management) right now, but we are focusing more on treatment and nutritional management. “We are in constant communication with nutritionists to manage the athletes’ nutrition,” he said. “In terms of treatment, there are many times when the athletes come out to seek treatment on their own, which I am thankful for. “I will be there to help players maintain their personal routines,” he said.