The Doosan team prepared a surprise event for Australian residents. When the game was canceled due to heavy rain, they went out to fan service in the rain, and held a mini-signing event the next day to repay the support of Korean residents.
The Doosan Bears were scheduled to play a practice game against the ABL (Australian Professional Baseball League) All-Star team at Blacktown Baseball Stadium in Sydney, Australia for two days on the 18th and 19th. The match was held as a pay-per-view match worth 22 Australian dollars, or about 20,000 Korean won, but 1,000 seats were sold out on both days. That’s why interest in Doosan was so hot. Most of them were Koreans.메이저사이트
However, the first game on the 18th was a no game due to heavy rain. Still, coach Lee Seung-yeop, Heo Kyung-min, Kim Jae-hwan and other players responded to fans’ requests for photos and autographs.
The Doosan team and the front desk, who watched the fans cheering them on even in the rain, decided to hold an event on the 19th. After the game, they held a mini-signing event and began serving fans in earnest. A Doosan official hinted, “In addition to director Lee Seung-yeop, everyone from veterans such as Kim Jae-hwan and Heo Gyeong-min to young blood such as Yang Chan-yeol and Yoon Jun-ho stepped forward. It lasted well beyond the 30 minutes originally expected.”
Kim Min-jin, a 3-year immigrant, said, “I have been a Doosan Bears fan since Korea. Isn’t it hard? I think it will be an unforgettable memory. Next weekend, I’m going to visit the baseball field one more time to cheer on the players training.”
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “We were able to play a good game thanks to the Australian residents filling the stadium. Australia is famous for cricket, and today it seems that baseball fever was as hot as it was today. A small event prepared to repay the support was a good memory for the fans. I hope you stay,” he said.
Captain Heo Gyeong-min said, “I honestly did not expect to receive so many fans’ support in Australia. From yesterday when it was raining to today, seeing the full stands, it felt like I was playing baseball in Korea. I signed autographs and took pictures at the ground like this. It would be fortunate if I was able to reciprocate. I received good energy. I will do my best for all the players to do well this season according to that energy.”