Korean Baseball

I love Korean baseball…I can’t really imagine spring and summer here without going to a game. I used to live in Incheon, and am therefore an SK Wyverns fan. It wasn’t uncommon for my co-workers and I to go to a game two or three times a week.

If you live in Korea and haven’t been to a game yet, I strongly recommend going. Tickets are cheap, as are the food and drinks at the concession stands. If you’re really cheap, you can even bring in your own snacks and drinks.

These pictures are from different games I’ve been to.

SK Wyverns vs. Woori Heroes

SK Wyverns vs. Woori Heroes

Winding up...

Winding up...

And that's a hit!

And that's a hit!

Steals are more common in K baseball

Steals are more common in K baseball

What would a baseball game be without beer?

The beer man. He has a keg on his back.

The beer man. He has a keg on his back.

Big Bang promoting Hite

Big Bang promoting Hite

Korean baseball games also have cheerleaders.

Incheon SK cheerleaders

Incheon SK cheerleaders

At one game in Incheon, two of my friends were invited up on the cheerleading stage. They had to dance to a certain theme with a cheerleader in front of a few thousand people. Hilarious.

Jay

Jay

Nick

Nick

I’ve been to some Lotte Giants games, and I’ve got to say that they have quite the fans.

Lotte Giants Fans

Lotte Giants Fans

One of their traditions is to inflate an orange plastic bag and wear it on their heads.

Cool guys

Cool guys

This guy caught a home run ball. I love his expression.

Proud? Curious? Drunk?

Proud? Curious? Drunk?

This weekend I went back to Incheon for the first time in over a year to see the SK Wyverns play at Munhak Stadium. The fan base really has grown since I lived there two years ago. Anyway, it was the coach’s 2,000th game so they celebrated with fireworks at the end of the game (3-1 Wyverns!!!).

A nice finish to a good game

A nice finish to a good game

Boom!

Boom!

North Korea's third nuclear test

North Korea's third nuclear test

There are still plenty of games this season, so go out and enjoy the summer weather weather!

Advertisements

~ by nathanhendrix on May 25, 2009.

3 Responses to “Korean Baseball”

  1. That sounds so fun! Three questions for you: Can we go to a game when we come to visit you in the summer? Do they sell hot dogs there? Who is the big bang???

  2. Big Bang is a big South Korean pop band. Here’s their newest MV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqLej3eRO-Q
    And no, people in the street don’t dress like that.

  3. […] I’ve said before, I’m an SK Wyverns fan but this game I was rooting for LG who came twice from behind and […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: