LG has resolved its resentment for the first time in 29 years. Wouldn’t Lotte and Kiwoom envy LG the most?안전놀이터
LG cheered after hearing the news of their regular season win on the bus to Busan on the 4th and 5th. 2nd place KT and 3rd place NC both lost, resolving their resentment for the first time in 29 years since 1994. In fact, sitting still and listening to the news of winning is less cool than confirming the championship with a spectacular victory.
However, the parties involved simply wanted to confirm the victory as quickly as possible. Any team or any member will think that way. LG will hold a victory ceremony with a championship hat and banner in Busan on the 4th. There is a home game against KIA on the 6th, but we decided to enjoy it at the earliest possible time.
The Lotte team and the front office, who have no choice but to watch LG’s championship ceremony, are likely to have mixed feelings. Lotte has participated in the KBO League since its inception in 1982, but has never won a regular season championship for 41 years. The Korean Series was won in 1984 and 1992, but at that time, the regular season championship belonged to OB and Binggrae.
Kiwoom, along with Lotte, is a team that has yet to win a championship in the regular season. Although they were the team that made the most appearances in the postseason since their inception in 2008, they rarely had a chance to win the regular season. The period is shorter than Lotte, but it is perhaps more earnest than Lotte. Among the 10 teams, they are the only team that has never won a championship in either the regular season or the Korean Series.
Hanwha is also a team that has not won a regular season championship for 31 years. They won the regular season in 1989 and 1992, when Binggrae was their flagship team. The 1999 season in which they won the Korean Series was second in the Magic League. LG, Kiwoom, and Hanwha are teams that are very hungry to win the regular season.
The rest of the clubs haven’t had a regular season championship that long. The teams ranked 2nd to 5th have all won the regular season within the past four years, and won the Korean Series that year, achieving a combined championship. KIA is also not very old as 6 years have passed since 2017.
Samsung built a dynasty in the early 2010s, but has been in serious trouble since then. After winning the regular season in 2015, there are no more opportunities to win the regular season or the Korean Series. In 2021, they lost the first place match against KT and missed the opportunity to win the regular season right in front of their eyes.The KBO League gives more credit to winning the Korean Series than the regular season. However, voices continue to flow that the value of the 144 regular season games should be recognized more. Will the time come for Lotte, Kiwoom, and Hanwha to unwind? It didn’t happen again this year.