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Guest Post: Davy’s Day Cometh

 

Everybody needs a hero, whatever walk of life they’re in. Sporting ones seem to hold an especial one in people’s lives. I’ve been very fortunate to have befriended many of my heroes over the years. People like Noel Meade, Trevor Brennan, Colm O’Rourke and Graham Geraghty. Heroes are particularly important in a sporting context – they inspire the next generation.


Haps Interview: American Pitcher Shane Youman Reacts to Controversial Remarks

From: BusanHaps.com
 

 

It’s been an interesting 24-hours for Lotte Giants pitcher, Shane Youman. The 33-year-old starting pitcher from New Iberia, Louisiana unsuspectedly was at the center of controversy yesterday, when Hanwha Eagles’ slugger Kim Tae-kyun was asked during an appearance on an Internet baseball radio broadcast about difficulties batting with the Giants’ ace on the mound.

The star Korean slugger replied:

“The Lotte Giants’ Youman is the most difficult player to play against. His face is too black, so it is hard to bat because his white teeth and the ball confuses me when he smiles on the mound. So, I suffered a lot."

He then went on to add, “There’s no particularly difficult pitcher, but when I play against Youman, I screw up because of his white teeth.”

An eruption of negative comments ensued on Korean baseball forums as Korean netizens charged Kyun with making racist statements. The outpouring from fans caused both Kim and the Eagles to immediately issue personal apologies to Youman.

In an exclusive e-mail interview with Haps, Youman gives his take on the comments, the controversy and to baseball life for an African-American journeyman in Korea.


Health Kick

Health Kick

Rice, every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner is starting to catch up with me. At first, the food I avoided because it was too spicy or just plain weird is now what I crave, so the weight I lost when I first got to Korea has found its way back to me, and it's invited its friends to join in.

Any indoor tennis court in Busan? No problem paying. And Tennis lesson

Anyone know if there's any indoor tennis court in Busan? The weather is so annoying lately so it would be great if i can play indoor with my friends. 

 

I'm also looking for a tennis lesson every weekend, but i don't have much budget for that so i hope you guys can help me with Tennis lesson in English or Korean. Thanx a lot


Judo Tournament in Busan, South Korea


I had the opportunity to watch an incredible judo tournament held in Busan, South Korea, where I currently live and teach English.  The event was held in the Gudeok Sports Arena and attracted well over 300 competitors.  The tournament did not include Busan’s top tier players, or “professionals” as they call them, but had some fantastic talent nonetheless.  It was clear to me the moment I got to the arena that this would be a different experience for me altogether.  As I came into the building there were no concession stands, no t-shirts for sale, noone collecting money – I literally walked in off the street through the open do

All the Taes……Taegeuk-do Village and Taejongdae

Being light in the wallet and with springs glorious charms upon us I have taken to discovering the hidden charms of Busan rather than straying further afield. I’ve lived in Busan now for close to eleven months and visited the city several times the year before. However, until a week or so ago I was unaware of the existence of Taegeuk-do village. I guess it is a little under-reported in the media and has only been really considered a tourist attraction in recent times. This area is steeped in history, most of it inglorious and it is only the recent arrival of an artistic redevelopment that has garnered it significant attention.


ROKD Republic of Korea Roller Derby Practice and RECRUITING in Seoul

Do you have a New Year's resolution yet? I have just the thing for you…

 

ROLLER DERBY~

 

Create goals, lose weight, make new friends, and learn a new sport; whatever this year’s goal is, DERBY is here for you.

 

You may be asking, what is derby?

Check out our page at

https://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=busan&init=quick&tas=0.7681005461964138#!/ROKD.Republic.Of.Korea.Derby.

 

Become a skater, referee or a volunteer. No previous experience or skates necessary for your first practice. Just an open mind!!!

 

January 14/15 Local practices Daegu and Seoul

Sat 1-4pm, Sun 12-3pm
 

Email us for more information at koreaderby@gmail.com

 

Hope to see you on the track! 


Republic of Korea Derby (ROKD) League Practice & NEW PLAYER RECRUITING

Do you have a New Year's resolution yet? I have just the thing for you…

 

ROLLER DERBY~

 

Create goals, lose weight, make new friends, and learn a new sport; whatever this year’s goal is, DERBY is here for you.

 

You may be asking, what is derby?

Check out our page at

https://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=busan&init=quick&tas=0.7681005461964138#!/ROKD.Republic.Of.Korea.Derby.

 

Become a skater, referee or a volunteer. No previous experience or skates necessary for your first practice. Just an open mind!!!

 

January 7/8 League practice Daegu
Sat 1-4pm, Sun 12-3pm
League meeting Sat 4pm

 

Email us for more information at koreaderby@gmail.com

 

Hope to see you on the track!


Picture our Face: Fundraiser for Save the Children (Daejeon Cantina)

Picture My Face Bookings, ROKD, and THe Daejeon Cantina are teaming up to bring you 15 of the best bands from all accross Korea for one great
cause- Save The Children: Korea! http://www.sc.or.kr/ http://www.savethechildren.ca/ (details below)

Divided into a 'Day Stage'...
 and a 'Night Stage', MC'ed by the ladies of ROKD(Korea's first and only Roller Derby league) and running nearly 11 hours, this will be the BEST Live music event in Daejeon all year:


My Repeated Failure at Watching Sport on the Telly in Korea

Yesterday marked the end of the month of Irish sport on television, that is television streamed through the internet and watched on my computer. It has taken me five years of living in Korea to master the art of searching through Google for the relevant link to watch a match, which is impressive. It was an ordeal I would recommend to anyone as the rewards are worthwhile, although they could have been much better.

For starters this is not the first time I’ve tried to find sport via the ould interweb. I know that when herself when was in Ireland, she never had any problems watching the things she wanted to. There are a few Korean websites that post television shows up after they are shown for the first time. I imagine you can do the same with certain Irish programmes too, but with live sport it’s completely different.


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