SBS commentator Lee Dae-ho, who transformed from ‘Joseon’s No. 4 hitter’ to ‘Joseon’s commentator’, ranked first in the WBC ratings.
Lee Dae-ho relayed the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) 1st round Group B match against Australia held at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on the 9th with caster Jung Woo-young and commentator Lee Sun-cheol. In the match, the Korean national team chased until the end of the game, but unfortunately lost to Australia 7-8. According to Nielsen Korea, an audience rating research institute, on the 10th, SBS ranked first with a household viewer rating of 1.7% (based on the Seoul metropolitan area), and took first place in Naver’s same reception, overwhelming other companies.
Lee Dae-ho, who sat in the relay box for the first time through the WBC, couldn’t hide his trembling as much as the player, saying, “My hands are sweaty,” in a completely different atmosphere from when he played as a member of the national team.
Lee Dae-ho gave sincere advice when the Korean national team couldn’t find a way out, saying, “Rather than trying to do well, it’s more important to work out one by one.” did. He said, “I want to go down and cheer,” as he was eager to promote his juniors.
In addition, when Koh Young-pyo, who started as a starting pitcher, struck out, he cheered loudly as if shouting in a dugout, and showed his ‘predictive power’ to look into the future. When Lee Dae-ho said, “I want you to throw a changeup that is difficult to hit even if you know it,” Koh Young-pyo threw a changeup soon after, and commentator Lee Sun-cheol was surprised, saying, “I think I need to lay a mat.”
Lee Dae-ho, who had been silent, burst out at the end of the 5th inning. When Kim Hyun-soo went on a walk, Park Gun-woo’s hit and Yang Eui-ui’s three-run home run continued, he was nervous, saying, “I get goosebumps. My head hurts. I think my time as a player is better.” The moment the Korean national team stepped on the home plate, the decibel of his voice rose even more.
Including Koh Young-pyo, Won Tae-in, Jeong Cheol-won, and So Joon So-jun, the characteristics of pitchers and the vivid experiences they faced during their active years increased the level of immersion in the commentary. Lee Dae-ho enthusiastically encouraged the Korean national team, saying, “We are strong in the 8th and 9th innings. Baseball starts with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning”, but unfortunately lost. 메이저놀이터
Right after the Qatar World Cup match, SBS commentators Park Ji-sung Lee Seung-woo and caster Bae Seong-jae’s after-talk also received favorable reviews from viewers. proceeded.
In After Talk, commentator Lee Soon-chul and Lee Dae-ho and caster Jung Woo-young were unable to speak for a while due to the shock of the defeat, and relayed their regrets and requests for tomorrow’s game through the relay. Commentator Lee Dae-ho sharply pointed out, “One small mistake led to a disappointing result.” Lee Dae-ho did not forget to ask his juniors for the next game, the Korea-Japan match. He said, “The Korea-Japan match, we have nowhere to go now. We have to think of it as the last match and mobilize all of them,” he wished for the players’ victory.