Our Airbnb host in Osaka helped us buy tickets to a Hanshin...

Our Airbnb host in Osaka helped us buy tickets to a Hanshin Tigers baseball game. They are rumored to have the best fans in the world, so I was really excited to go check it out. Just like fans and baseball games in Korea are different, Japan felt very foreign compared to baseball games I’ve been to in the U.S. 

Take me out to the Ballgame

On the eve of the home opener in Seoul, I figured a good Throwback Thursday would be to good times at the ol’ ball-game in Busan.  I’ve been an avid Blue Jays fan ever since I can remember.  I have fragmented memories of sitting in my Aunt’s and Uncle’s living room watching a big game snuggled up with my parents.  I also remember being down by the SkyDome (yes, it was still the SkyDome in those days and will forever be called the SkyDome in my vernacular) where I think my Mom and Dad bought a few sweatshirts celebrating the victories of 1992/1993 back to back World Series Champs.  I wear one of those sweatshirts just about every Sunday night when I Skype my parents.

Thanks to my friends and family, I had the best birthday this...

Thanks to my friends and family, I had the best birthday this year!

Hey guys, baseball is back in Korea! Fortunately, I live in the...

Get drinks outside of the stadium.

Get food (e.g.

The Song and the Fury

The Rooting Songs of Korean Baseball by Ralph Karst

South Korea Baseball Frenzy   HSN103

Baseball, Sand and the Black Eagles

Daegu Stadium

On Saturday David and I went to a baseball game in Daegu with all of the other teacher’s at CEV. The Samsung Lions were playing Doosan Bears. It was a good game. The atmosphere was fantastic. There were cheerleaders, both men and women, cute mascots and everything was incredibly cheap. The tickets cost 8,000 won and you can take your own food and drink into the stadium. Even if you wanted to buy refreshments inside, it is all reasonably priced.

While the Busan Lotte Giants may be one of Korea’s worst...

While the Busan Lotte Giants may be one of Korea’s worst baseball teams this year, I had to visit my old hometown for a game this season. Huge loss, but worth it to see my friends and craft some Komodo-dragon-looking garbage bags around our heads.

Lotte Giants Schedule 2013 (from Busan Awesome)


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One of THE BEST things to do in Busan is to go to a Lotte Giants game. Busan loves the Lotte Giants and it’s clear when you go to the games – fans are loud – singing, cheering, and drinking throughout the game. It’s a breath of fresh air after the lethargic crowds at Cincinnati Reds games that I’ve been to over the past 20 years.

2012 Asia Series Game!

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!

For the Love of the Game….

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.

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