Korea Baseball Organization Team Files Complaint Over League's Scheduling
The Lotte Giants in Korea's top baseball league on Monday "filed a complaint at the league office over an unbalanced schedule next year that they claim puts them at a disadvantage compared with other teams," according to YONHAP. An expansion team, the NC Dinos, "will join the Korea Baseball Organization next year as a ninth club." With an odd number of clubs in action, "teams will have multiple days off during the week." Up until this year, the eight teams "each played 133 games, and played six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, with everyone taking Mondays off." In the schedule unveiled Friday, the Giants "will face teams coming off at least three days of break 12 times, more than any other club in the league." KBO officials said that "they would be willing to review the schedule" (YONHAP, 12/3).