“Baseball needs an audience”… An ‘All-Star Night’ that impressed national batters and Koreans [Sydney]

  • February 20, 2023

 “It was like a festival for Koreans.”

The Doosan Bears played a practice match against the Australian All-Stars on the 18th and 19th at the Blacktown International Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The game on the 18th was declared a no game twice due to rain, and on the 19th, Doosan won 7-2. No domestic baseball team has come to Sydney, Australia since the LG Twins in 2020 as overseas battery training has not been conducted due to Corona 19.

A game of a KBO league team that came to Sydney after about 3 years. It was a hit, with 1,000 tickets sold from the first day.먹튀검증

Various events have been arranged. The event staff at the venue also handed out autographed balls through various events.

The Doosan players also did a definite ‘fan service’. As the game ended early on the 18th with no game, fans left without seeing the game, so they stayed for a while before boarding the bus to sign.

After the game on the 19th, they held a more concrete ‘autograph session’. The ground was open and the fans had time to freely take pictures and sign autographs.

A long line was created for coach Lee Seung-yeop, who left a name as a ‘national hitter’. Director Lee ensured fan service for Koreans living in Australia by signing autographs and taking pictures for each member.

The Koreans all smiled unanimously. One Korean citizen said, “It’s so nice to see the KBO baseball team after a long time. Also, it was an unforgettable memory because they held a fan signing event like this.”

A Doosan official also said, “Koreans in Sydney said it was a festival. It was meaningful as a team because the baseball team was able to provide such joy.”

Manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “Australia is a country famous for cricket, and I am grateful that a lot of people came to visit even though the Korean team came to play. Many spectators came and cheered, and the players cheered up. I also felt that baseball requires a lot of spectators.” did.

Captain Heo Gyeong-min said, “I honestly never expected to receive support from so many fans in Australia. From yesterday when it was raining to today, seeing the full stands, it felt like a baseball stadium in Korea.” It’s fortunate if it’s a small reward. I received good energy. All the players will do their best to do well this season according to that energy.”

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