“Is this a lot of rain? I can see my favorite players as much as I want… ”.
Fans living in Busan, the ‘city of baseball’, were sincere about baseball.
On the 15th, the 2023 professional baseball KBO League All-Star Game was held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan. The spectators who filled 22,990 seats were joined by Nanum All-Stars (Kiwoom Heroes, LG Twins, KIA Tigers, NC Dinos, Hanwha Eagles) and Dream All-Stars (Lotte Giants, Doosan Bears, KT Wiz, Samsung Lions, SSG Landers). breathed together.온라인카지노
The professional baseball All-Star Game ended successfully on the 15th. Photo (Busan) = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
At first, it was unclear whether the match would be held that day. It had been raining a lot lately, and even this afternoon a lot of rain soaked the ground. However, fans living in Busan, where the All-Star Game was held for the first time in 16 years since 2007, did not care.
Lee Jeong-chan, a man in his 50s living in Dongrae-gu, Busan, met with a reporter before the game and said, “Is it raining? I can see my favorite players as much as I want… He said, “I hope Noh Jin-hyeok (Lotte), whom I like, becomes Mr. All-Star.” Did you hear this cheer? Noh Jin-hyeok, who started as the 7th hitter and shortstop for the Dream All-Stars that day, unfortunately missed out on MVP, but made Lee happy by recording 2 hits in 4 at-bats.
Jeon Joo-hee, a woman in her 20s who lives near Busan Station, also did not hide her love for baseball. Jeon Yang, who introduced that he started watching baseball because of “Legend” Dae-ho Lee in middle school, said, “I hope Han Dong-hee (Lotte) does well. With Lee Dae-ho retiring, I think Han Dong-hee is the successor. Her appearance is also very cute,” she said with a bright smile. Han Dong-hee also showed off his presence by writing 4 at-bats, 1 hit and 2 RBIs in this game.
On this day, the All-Star game also attracted a lot of fans who came as a family unit. Lee Jeong-hyeon, a man in his 40s from Seo-gu, Busan, said, “I came with his wife and children after hearing the news that the All-Star Game was going to be held.” Moonhyun replied.
Did the sky, which has been pouring out a lot of rain lately, also be moved by the fans’ wishes? It was raining heavily until around 4:00 PM when the fan signing event was held at the ground, but it stopped neatly at 6:00 PM, the opening time. Even after that, drizzling rain scattered from time to time, but it did not interfere with the progress of the game.
Chae Eun-seong (left) showed off a big success in the All-Star Game held on the 15th. Photo (Busan) = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
As many fans came, the performance of the players was also high. In particular, Chae Eun-seong shot up a full run in the All-Star Game for the first time in 41 years since Kim Yong-hee (Lotte) in 1982. In addition, he led the Nanum All-Stars to an 8-4 victory by taking up to 5 RBIs, and also faced the record for the most RBIs ever tied in the All-Star Game (formerly Hanyu Island in 2019, SK Wyverns at the time).
Chae Eun-seong, who stood at the top with 5 arches in the home run race held the previous day (14th), was honored with the Mr. All-Star award in recognition of his performance. Chae Eun-seong is the first to win the home run race and win the All-Star MVP at the same time.
His sights were also abundant. Socrates Britto (KIA) appeared wearing sunglasses in his fedora and blowing a trumpet to his cheering song. Teammates Lee Woo-sung and Choi Ji-min also gave a wonderful (?) performance with a toy trumpet. Ja-wook Koo (Samsung) wore a long wig and showed off his ‘beauty’, and ‘old prosecutor’ Jin-hyeok Noh (Lotte) entered the batter’s box wearing a prosecutor’s uniform.
Buchanan, who entered the at-bat in the All-Star game on the 15th, hits at the right time. Photo (Busan) = Reporter Cheon Jeong-hwan
The highlight was David Buchanan, the ace of Samsung. Appearing wearing a combat uniform reminiscent of Tom Cruise in the movie “Top Gun,” he saluted the video commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice that was screened in the middle of the game.
On the 13th, Buchanan won a complete victory against the KIA Tigers in Gwangju (Samsung 4-1 win) by spraying 119 balls. In reality, it is not easy to pitch a pitcher. Instead, he went to right field in place of Kim Hyeon-joon at the bottom of the 8th inning and caught Oh Ji-hwan’s batted ball neatly.
He also appeared at the plate in the ninth inning. The situation was 2 companies, 1st and 3rd base, and on the mound was Go Woo-seok (LG), the best finisher in the KBO League in name and reality. But Buchanan did not hesitate. After a fierce game that went up to 6 pitches, he hit a timely hit with 1 RBI heading to the left center, leading many fans to cheer.
Fans who felt the fun of baseball in the appearance of these players could not easily leave the baseball field after the game. All of them sang cheering songs from 10 clubs with one voice, and even summoned cheering songs from past players such as Lee Dae-ho and Jim Aducci (former Lotte). In particular, when a fan shouted, “Baseball is Busan, Busan is baseball,” the fans who followed cheered. ‘Gudo’ The fans living in Busan were sincere about baseball.