The 2012 Asia Series kicked off this week, with the best baseball teams from all of the major Asian leagues, along with the winner from Australia, competing to see who's the BEST in Asia! Our friend Jinho's sister gave him some FREE tickets to the game, so he invited Aaron, me, Gill, Sam, Crystal and his girlfriend Anne to go to the game today! FREE baseball tickets with some of my favorite friends?! "YEP! I'm in!"
Definitely don't have to ask this girl twice!
courtesy of yahoo sports
When I was 6 years old, I suited up for my first little league baseball game. I’ll never forget it. My jersey was green with white trim on the collar and sleeves. My number was 6 and there was absolutely nothing better to me than getting my pants as covered in dirt as humanly possible. Win or lose, playing baseball was a time in my childhood that I will never forget.
Among the best experiences we’ve had in Busan have been our visits to Sajik Stadium to watch the Giants. Any American baseball fan who’s ever complained about their team’s high ticket prices, expensive food and drink, or paltry attendance, should definitely pencil in a day at the park while in Busan. This is the stadium experience perfected.
I thought you could not get more American than baseball but turns out Asia really knows how to do baseball right! A lively crowd, sexy "cheerleader"/dancers, and you can bring in anything you want including fried chicken, beer, and snacks from a convenience store (but you can also buy all that there, for basically the same price as on the outside - no robbery from the stadium trying to get more of your money after you already bought overpriced tickets.)
Busan makes me love baseball. The kimbop, the cheap Korean beer, and happy fans make it all worth it. Sadly, the weather is a pain. It’s either blisteringly cold (wind), raining, or really hot and humid. Huuuurrrrrr!
starring in Macbeth
in Myeongdong so we will spend our Saturday night getting a little culture. The cherry blossoms
are in full bloom now so Sunday will be spent outside on Yeoi-do (do=island, this being a small one in the middle of the Han river, connected on the subway line) enjoying the trees and fresh air.. or nuclear fallout from Japan, whatever.
I cannot drink alcohol for a month (don't really want to either, only 4 months left and still so much left to do!) so I have been filling my weekends with plays, festivals, dinners, shopping and sightseeing. Last weekend was the Vagina Monologues, (which I had never seen and it was amazing) and this weekend a friend is
i spent the weekend with matty and all his brofriends. we went to a baseball game…
19 Sep 2009
, I have been to see every Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) team play at home, except the Number 1 KIA
Tigers (기아 타이거즈) in 광주 Gwangju.
3 May 2009
, I spend my Sunday afternoon enjoying my first game of Korean Baseball.
23 Aug 2009
, One final day to tour Seoul and to see Incheon's Chinatown
22 Aug 2009
, I spend all day riding in trains to get from the south coast of Korea up to Seoul and down to Incheon
for a little baseball enjoyment.
16 Aug 2009
, My second full day in Seoul is spent at another royal Joseon palace, hiking up Namsan, and the joy that
is the Lotte Giants playing Korean baseball.
After a nice long weekend with the computer off, it's time to catch up with the news around the area. While a few are kind of laughable, most are worth noting:
14 Aug 2009
, I begin my trip to Seoul with a long train ride, a Korean dinner, and Korean baseball.
The buzz making the rounds in the baseball world following Korea's 10th inning loss to Japan in the WBC, is whether Korean nationalism superceded sound baseball strategy.Purely from a baseball perspective Korea's approach in pitching to Ichiro Suzuki, one of the worlds premiere hitters, looked a bit, well, either naive or nationalistic. Like a manager more concerned with losing face than losing