The rainy season and typhoon have all passed, why did you come again… An uninvited visitor this year, ‘Dust Floor Ground’

 After the sixth Typhoon Kanun, which penetrated the Korean Peninsula accurately and vertically, the country is full of strong sunlight as if it had never rained.

As the beginning of autumn passed,메이저사이트 indicating that summer had passed and autumn had passed, the scorching heat seemed to have subsided, but it was still hot.

The KBO League, which was nervous about the typhoon, also burned. While digesting the weekend game schedule on the 11th and 12th without difficulty, they rekindled the ranking fight in the second half. While there is no news of heavy rain for the time being, it is expected that the digestion of the last-minute schedule will gain momentum.

However, it is also the time when the KBO league stadium officials start to worry. It is because of the ground where the scorching heat and rain alternately entwined throughout July, causing scars to appear everywhere.

This was evident in the outfield of Sajik Stadium in Busan, where the KIA Tigers-Lotte Giants match was held on the 11th and 12th. The dirt floor was exposed here and there among the green grass. Sajik Stadium, which opened in 1986 and boasts a long history, has been constantly criticized for its aging, but the ground condition has been improved several times thanks to continuous investment by Lotte, the home team. However, in the long rainy season and scorching heat, these efforts seem to be in vain. Except for Gocheok Sky Dome, which has artificial turf and is free from the influence of weather, all other stadiums are not free from concerns about ground management.

Domestic weather is a difficult condition for ground grass to grow all year round. In particular, in summer, when it rains for a long time, the wet grass often burns quickly in the scorching heat and exposes the ground. The grass on most of the fields is Kentucky bluegrass, which is resistant to the cold in winter, but it is also a problem that this grass is particularly vulnerable in a hot and humid environment. Because of this, after the rainy season, it is not difficult to find a stadium that reveals the ‘dirt floor’.

These ground conditions not only increase players’ risk of injury, but can also affect their overall performance. For this reason, the field management team for each club makes an all-out war to lower the ground temperature and help grow the grass every summer, but every year, the appearance of being anxious about measures to avoid the soil floor is repeated. The environment where heavy rain and heat waves have been repeated in summer due to abnormally high temperatures from several years ago also deepen these concerns.

The heat of the KBO League, which has been heated up amidst the rapid progress of popular teams and fierce battles for mid-ranking, continues steadily in the second half. In the sense that the best performance is the best fan service, each team is also concentrating on optimizing the ground conditions. However, this year is not free from weather variables.

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