An analysis has emerged that Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) is at the center of the change in the regular season schedule of the US major league.
The Athletic said on the 안전놀이터 4th (Korean time) that the reason for the change in the Major League regular season schedule can be explained in two words, and put up “Ohtani Shohei” as the answer.
The Major League Secretariat announced the schedule for the 2023 season on the 1st.
This year, with 162 games per team, the composition changed.
The biggest feature is that the number of interleague matches between the National League and the American League more than doubled from 20 to 46.
Instead, the number of matches between teams in the same district was reduced from 76 to 52, and matches with other districts were reduced from 66 to 64.
As a result, a more diverse team confrontation unfolded.
The media explained that these schedule changes were made to allow star players to play in more diverse places. It is a part of the marketing that puts out stars.
“The NBA has relied on its star players for its sports industry,” The Athletic wrote, adding that “the major leagues are taking this step as well.” At the same time, he added that it can be summarized in two words, ‘Ohtani Shohei’.
Breaking away from a globe-trotting organization, big league superstar Ohtani can meet fans in more places. The same goes for other superstars.
The media said, “You don’t have to open the major league application to see Ohtani. He can play in your city next week.” “Mike Trout (Angels), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers ), Max Scherzer (New York Mets), any star will be up against the team you root for.”
“We have great players, we have players who create stories,” said Chris Manirak, MLB’s chief operating and strategy officer. “Getting them out there to as many fans as possible also helps players tell their stories.