When there’s an interesting story between the two teams, it makes it more fun and engaging to watch. This year’s Korean Series was no exception. LG Twins manager Yeom Kyung-yup and KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-cheol. There’s a lot of history between the Gwangju Ilgol High School seniors and junior managers, which made the battle of wits feel even more intense. It was also interesting to see how Park Kyung-soo and Park Byung-ho, who struggled at LG and became stars after leaving the organization, would perform against their hometown team.
There are already many rivalries in the KBO.
LG and the Doosan Bears are the “Hanjiro” rivals, sharing Jamsil Stadium. The top two favorites, LG and the KIA Tigers, are traditional rivals, and every time they meet, it’s a “big match. Reflecting regional sentiment, Honam’s Kia has always had a tense relationship with the Samsung Lions and Lotte Giants of Yeongnam. Lotte completed the ‘Nakdong River Derby’ by losing Masan, their second home, to NC Dinos.
The 2024 season is shaping up to be an interesting ‘derby’.
This is due to a coaching change. The most interesting matchups are Lotte-Dusan and SSG Landers-KT Wiz.
Lotte and Doosan are linked by their head coach, Kim Tae-hyung. During his time at Doosan, he led the team to the Korean Series for seven consecutive years. After finishing the 2022 season in ninth place, Doosan immediately parted ways with Kim in a bid to rebuild the team. The new manager they hired was Lee “The People’s Hitter” Seung-yup.
Lotte, on the other hand, was thirsty for wins and brought in Doosan’s former “championship hitter” Kim Tae-hyung.
The fans strongly supported Kim. Kim will not only have to fulfill the wishes of Lotte fans, 온라인카지노 but he will also want to show Doosan, who made a cold decision against him.
SSG and KT are just now showing signs of becoming true rivals.
Back when SSG was the former SK Wyverns, the two teams created and heavily promoted a new rivalry called the “W-Match,” using the image of a telecom rivalry. However, fan interest was lukewarm.
However, SSG’s firing of Kim Won-hyung and appointment of Lee Sung-yong as head coach has changed the atmosphere.
Lee is a former coach and general manager of KT.
As head coach, he led the team to a glorious unification title in the 2021 season. However, shortly after winning the title, he was relieved of his duties as head coach and moved to the position of head of development.
The winning coach was effectively demoted. It was a decision that left everyone scratching their heads and wondering why.
Lee, who had been quiet, made a spectacular ‘golden return’ as SSG’s head coach.
He was a star player and slugger who started his professional career with the Incheon-based Pacific Dolphins. The baseball world is already predicting that Lee will go all out against KT, if not any other team.