When I went to the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan to cover the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC), I found a strange scene.
All of the game assistants, also known as ‘ball boys’, are male and female high school students. The reason why it was unfamiliar is that Korea has a ‘ball boy’ made up of part-time college students and a ‘batgirl’ (SSG, Kiwoom) made up of club cheerleaders. I’ve never seen a man and a woman step out together.
In Korea, there is virtually no opportunity for a “game progress helper” for ordinary female citizens who like baseball, but it seemed possible in many countries, including Japan and the United States.
The WBC Japan Organizing Committee told Sports Seoul, “We have volunteered as game assistants for everyone who likes baseball, regardless of gender.” He said that there is no rule that compulsorily matches the gender of men and women in the rules of the WBC tournament. Nevertheless, the Japanese Organizing Committee, which oversees the WBC in Japan, ‘naturally’ accepted both male and female applicants.
This is not just an international competition called the WBC. In fact, in Japan Professional Baseball (NPB) and American Professional Baseball (MLB), ordinary women often come out as match helpers.
At the WBC, the outfits of the Japanese female students who served as game assistants were also a point to pay attention to. The clothes were the same, so it was impossible to tell the male and female gender apart from a distance.
In Korea, female event assistants wear short shorts that show their legs. On the other hand, a male game assistant wears baseball pants like a baseball player. This is the same regardless of the season. Exposing the legs of only female match helpers can lead to controversy over sexism. It looks like something that will be fixed in the future.
Also, in order to increase women’s access to baseball,카지노사이트 it is worth considering opening the game progress assistant in the ground to general women. You may want to directly experience the sport of ‘baseball’ by meeting the players, and want to play baseball yourself.
If you need to react quickly to the progress of the game, it would be nice to hire a female member of the baseball team. Among female baseball players, there are also female national baseball players, and if they closely watch the movements of male professional baseball players, including star players such as Lee Jung-hoo and Kim Gwang-hyun, they can enjoy the effect of improving their baseball skills.