The Doosan Lee Seung-yeop hit the Australian continent. Following the sold-out practice match, a mini-signing event held by the Doosan club was crowded.
The Doosan Bears, led by coach Lee Seung-yeop, had a practice game against the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) All-Star team at the Blacktown International Sports Park in Sydney, Australia on the 18th and 19th (hereafter Korean time).
According to a Doosan official, despite the entrance fee of 22 Australian dollars (about 20,000 won), the practice game was full (1,000 seats) for two days in a row. In Australia, the game was advertised extensively, saying, “We will play against the 6th Korean Series champion Doosan Bears”, and there were more Korean fans wearing Doosan uniforms than Australian fans cheering for the ABL team.
In the case of the first game on the 18th, it was decided to cancel the rain at the end of the second inning due to sudden heavy rain. However, Doosan conducted a small fan service for the fans who visited the stadium without leaving the stadium. A Doosan official said, “Director Lee Seung-yeop, Kim Jae-hwan, Heo Gyeong-min and other players responded to fans’ requests for photos and autographs in the rain.”
Doosan did not stop there, and held a mini-signing event at Aye Ground the next day. Director Lee Seung-yeop, veterans such as Kim Jae-hwan and Heo Kyung-min, and young blood such as Yang Chan-yeol and rookie Yoon Jun-ho all came forward to repay the fans’ support. A Doosan official said, “For the fans who supported us even in the rain, the Doosan team and the front desk put their heads together to come up with an idea. The autograph session went on for a long time, well beyond the 30 minutes originally expected.” 토토사이트
Kim Min-jin (31), who lives in Sydney, Australia, said, “I have been a Doosan fan since I was in Korea for the third year. It was very unfortunate that I couldn’t meet the players in person because of Corona 19, but I think I received an unexpected gift.” It will be an unforgettable memory. Next weekend, I will visit the baseball field one more time to cheer on the players training.”
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “We were able to play a good match thanks to the Australians who filled the stadium. Australia is famous for cricket, but today, it seems that the fever for baseball was also hot. I hope that the small event prepared to repay the support will remain as a good memory for the fans.”
The players also spent a meaningful time communicating with fans after a long time on the field. Captain Heo Gyeong-min said, “I honestly never thought I would receive so many fans’ support in Australia. From yesterday when it was pouring rain to today, I felt like I was playing baseball in Korea when I saw the full crowd,” he said. I received good energy, and all the players will do their best to do well this season with that energy.”