“We are not trying to make excuses. Whether we win or lose the game, we will not make excuses for the results. But it is a 100% unfavorable situation for us.”
Benji Gill, coach of the Mexican baseball team, expressed dissatisfaction with the schedule change ahead of the quarterfinal match against Puerto Rico held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 18th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time).
Mexico, which originally took first place in Group C, had to play the quarterfinal match against Puerto Rico, second in Group D, on the 19th instead of the 18th. However, the schedule was suddenly modified ahead of the quarterfinal match between Japan and Italy on the 16th. Accordingly, Mexico played the quarterfinals against Puerto Rico on the 18th, and the United States, second in Group C, will face Venezuela, first in Group D, in the quarterfinals on the 19th after a two-day break.
The Mexican chief complained. “We’re not trying to make excuses. We’re not going to make excuses about the outcome whether we win or lose the game, but it’s 100 percent against us. It’s not that we’re at a disadvantage because Puerto Rico didn’t make the long haul,” Gill said. It doesn’t matter that they were here.”
Next, coach Gil expressed his discomfort, saying, “Before the quarterfinal tournament, the first place in Group C was supposed to play on Sunday, but as the situation became more complicated, the U.S. decided to play on Sunday.”
The WBC Secretariat seems to have changed the schedule because of the broadcasting organization. The quarterfinals on the 18th will be broadcast on the cable channel FOX Sports 1, and the Sunday game on the 19th will be broadcast on the public TV channel FOX.
The command tower did not understand this part either. Coach Gil said, “If I hadn’t participated in the tournament, I would have watched the game. I don’t say, ‘I will not watch the game because the American game is broadcast on FOX Sports 1, not the main channel, FOX.’ I am also a baseball fan and the American team. “I like the players. They’re all-stars. I would watch the American game any day of the week.”
The WBC secretariat also stepped up to the semifinals. The winner of the US-Venezuela match was originally supposed to face Japan in the semi-final, but it was revised and announced that the winner of the Mexico-Puerto Rico match would face Japan. Contrary to the expectations of the organizers, the U.S. passed as second place in Group C and met Japan in the semifinals. 토토사이트
Mexico overcame the unfavorable conditions and succeeded in advancing to the semifinals for the first time ever. After moving from Phoenix to Miami, he faced Puerto Rico after a day off and won 5-4 come-from-behind. After a two-day break, Mexico will play the semi-final against Japan on the 21st at the same venue.