Commentator Lee Dae-ho relayed the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) 1st round Group B match against Japan held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on 메이저놀이터 the 10th with commentator Lee Soon-cheol and caster Jung Woo-young. Korea lost 4-13 and was in danger of being eliminated in the first round. According to Nielsen Korea, an audience rating research institute on the 11th, SBS ranked first with a household rating of 5.3%, and also ranked first in the 2049 viewership rating, which is an indicator of topicality and competitiveness, with 2.6%.
The WBC Korea-Japan match, the first in 14 years, attracted viewers’ attention, but the broadcasters could not hide their embarrassment as the match went in an unexpected direction. Korea scored first with Yang Eui-ji’s 3-run homer in the top of the 3rd inning, and allowed a turnaround by giving up 4 runs at the end of the 3rd inning. Starting pitcher Gwang-Hyun Kim went down and the pitchers who pitched in one after another lost runs, putting them in a situation where they were worried about losing a cold game
. was,” he said. Regarding Japanese pitcher Yuki Matsui, he raised his voice, saying, “Out of all the Japanese pitchers who have come out so far, the ball looks the worst. At the same time, he did not forget to encourage his juniors. Lee Dae-ho predicted the hopeful future of Korean baseball, saying, “Young players will learn how to play as they go through the game. It will grow.”
Commentator Lee Soon-cheol did not tolerate bitter words towards his juniors out of sadness and upset. He said, “Leaders and players have to be aware. If you do this, you have no choice but to become a frog in the well.” lost,” he said. Caster Jung Woo-young also sighed, saying, “Our baseball is the current address.”
A striking scene was captured before the game on this day. Head coach Hideki Kuriyama, who leads the Japanese national baseball team, walked up to Lee Dae-ho and shook hands and said hello. During his active career, Lee Dae-ho had experience playing for the Japanese professional baseball Softbank Hawks and Orix Buffaloes. He also conveyed some insightful information about Kensuke Kondo, who played as a right fielder like a ‘Japanese passer’, saying, “I was a catcher when I was a player.”