On the afternoon of the 5th, there was a notable scene in the practice match between KT and Kia held at Gijang Hyundai Motor Dream Ball Park in Busan.
Ryu Ji-hyuk, who plays as the starting third baseman, wore a mask throughout the game. Ahead of the spring camp, KBO delivered an official letter to each club on January 24 saying, “It is mandatory to wear masks in areas other than ground training.” 토토사이트
The contents of the official document are mandatory to wear masks in all areas except for training, and all indoor and outdoor places (including dugouts and locker rooms) except for the ground. In other words, there is no obligation to wear a mask on the ground where the game is played.
However, Ryu Ji-hyuk continued to wear a mask in offense and defense for a perfect defense against COVID-19. In particular, at the top of the second inning, the ball was a normal infield grounder with no outs and runners on first base, but Ryu Ji-hyuk sprinted to second base due to KT’s defense’s error.
Anyone could see him breathing hard while wearing a mask. However, Ryu did not take off his mask.
There was another scene of interest in the practice game. Kim Do-young, dubbed the “second Lee Jong-beom,” was put into practice for the first time. Kim Do-young, who was unable to join the Hampyeong Spring Camp due to the COVID-19 issue, recently came up to the first-tier camp.
Head coach Kim Jong-kook sent Kim Do-young as the second batter and starting shortstop. The result was one hit in four at-bats, one walk, and two strikeouts.
He was applauded by his teammates for his good defense, but he was also anxious due to a series of mistakes at the end of the game. Kia manager Kim Jong-kook is expected to plan to have Park Chan-ho and Kim Do-young play as shortstop.