Next year, MLB’s first-ever opening game in Korea…Kim Ha-seong is coming.
Major League Baseball, the American professional baseball league that dreams of ‘globalizing baseball,’ has announced that the opening game of the regular season between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego will be played in South Korea next March. It will be the first time a major league game will be held in Korea. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, two of the world’s biggest baseball stars, are coming to Korea next March. Seoul will host the opening two games of the season, marking the first time a major league game will be played in Korea. It’s also the ninth time in big league history that the opening game will be played outside of the United States and Canada. The likely venue is Seoul’s Gocheokdome. With games scheduled for March 20 and 21, there’s a good chance they’ll be played at Gocheokdome, given the cold early spring weather in South Korea. The MLB office is planning to inspect the stadium early next month. “Korea is one of the important markets for MLB, so we’ll be checking the (pitch clock) system, and we have a checklist for the field, clubhouse, etc.” “Before the opening game, there may be a practice game between a major league토토사이트 team and a domestic team,” the KBO explained, “and the KBO exhibition game schedule may change accordingly.” San Diego’s Kim Ha-seong, who has been playing well in the big leagues, is scheduled to meet Korean baseball fans in his homecoming, “I can’t tell you how excited and happy I am to play in Korea in a San Diego uniform. See you in Seoul!” With many experts predicting a move to the Los Angeles Dodgers for the ‘two-hit wonder’ Oh, who will be eligible for free agency after this season, fan expectations are high. The LA Dodgers, who have played Park Chan-ho and Ryu Hyun-jin in the past, already have a large number of fans in Korea, so attention is focused on whether the ‘Seoul Series’, an ambitious initiative by the MLB office, will be successful. MLB_Korea_opening #LA_Dodgers #SanDiego