Nationwide heat warnings have been in effect for days and nights.
Even baseball hasn’t escaped the heat.
Reporter Seokjun Hong reports on a hot day at the ballpark.
Under the scorching sun, the players are in full training mode.
At around 4 p.m., the temperature in the dugout at Jamsil Baseball Stadium exceeded 38 degrees.
LG coach Lee Jong-bum wears a sleeveless shirt in the sweltering heat, and Kiwoom’s players have their faces completely covered with masks.
They naturally reach for cool water and drinks. They stand in front of a large air conditioner, but it’s only for the moment.
The players are battling the opposing team and the heat.
“It’s only been a few days since I moved from the Gocheok Dome to the Jamsil, but I think I’m getting used to it.”
Pitchers are in a better position.
Catchers, who have to wear their gear for the entire game, have a harder time.
“(Do you change in the middle of the game?) I try to change my clothes, and I keep wiping sweat and applying ice, but I don’t think there’s much point.”
I thought the heat would die down during the night when the games are played, but that’s not the case at all.
The sun has now set, and the temperature at the ballpark is in the upper 30s.
You’ve had a lot of baseball fans come to the stadium even in this hot summer weather.
We talked to the fans about how they were enjoying the summer at the stadium.
“I don’t mind the heat as long as I get to eat cool noodles, drinks, and ice cream, and the players make great plays.”
“I don’t have a trick, I think it would be cool and nice to win a baseball game. A heat wave can’t beat baseball. Go Kiwoom!”
A portable fan, or “hand fan,” is a must for a game that averages over three hours.
In recent years, as heat waves have become more common, there have been calls to consider canceling games, but no first-team games have been canceled due to the heat.먹튀검증
According to KBO league rules, games can be canceled due to heat.
However, the passion that fills the ballpark seems to be unstoppable.