Lee Dae-ho’ and ‘Na Seong-beom’ also laughed… The national hitter who met the 10th hitter, a surprise gift made by heavy rain
“I thought I wouldn’t see it in Australia…”
On the 18th, Blacktown International Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia. With the Doosan Bears’ spring camp in full swing, a particularly large number of people began to visit the baseball field.
On the 18th and 19th, Doosan held a practice match against the Australian All-Stars. It’s the first game, and it’s Saturday. Local residents in Australia heard the news of Doosan’s practice game through the community.
A KBO team baseball game held in Australia. It was a considerable amount of money, 22 Australian dollars (about 19,600 won) for adults, but it was so popular that about 1,000 tickets were sold early on.
Kim Soo-yeon, who visited the stadium that day, said, “I was originally a Doosan fan with my husband, but after moving to Australia a year and a half ago, I only watched it on TV. I heard that they were training, but I came here because they were playing games like this.” I thought it was. Also, it was more unfortunate that the KBO team could not come to training due to Corona 19, but I was glad that Doosan was training.”
Fans wearing Doosan uniforms, such as Jeong Su-bin, Kim Jae-hwan, and Hong Kun-hee, roamed the baseball field. In addition, Lee Dae-ho (retired), Na Seong-beom (KIA), Lim Chan-gyu (LG), etc., although not Doosan uniforms, wore the team uniforms they cheered for and experienced the fever of baseball like the All-Star Game.
A match against Australia’s all-stars토토사이트, with 6 WBC representatives. The game was hot from the start. Doosan showed its potential by scoring points from the first inning.
The atmosphere seemed to rise to the fullest, but the game was short-lived. In the bottom of the second inning, dark clouds came ahead of the Australian all-stars’ attack, and strong winds blew and heavy rain poured.
I watched the weather conditions for a while, but the rain became thicker and eventually a no-game was declared in the rain without being able to enter the bottom of the second inning. As for the score, Doosan was leading 4-0.
Although the game was canceled, fans who visited the baseball field that day received meaningful gifts.
While the game was canceled, the players held a ‘mini autograph session’ for fans who visited the baseball field before boarding the bus. As the bus departure time approached, Kim Jae-hwan stopped signing his sign and made a ‘V’ with his fingers, and cheerfully asked for understanding, saying, “Let’s take a picture for the last time.” Fans even took photos of Kim Jaehwan’s aegyo by running the mobile phone’s camera app.
The most popular person at the stadium that day was coach Lee Seung-yeop. Coach Lee, who was nicknamed the “National Hitter” by hitting the most home runs (467) in the KBO League during his active career, signed many autographs before the game. Fans rushed to ask for his autograph when they saw him, and Lee tirelessly signed autographs on baseballs, gloves, uniforms, and other places requested by fans.
Even when it was suspended due to rain, director Lee came out of the dugout to sign autographs for fans and take pictures with them.
Director Lee said, “I am grateful that many fans came to support me. Thanks to that, I was able to spend a meaningful time.”