“I can’t tell you how excited and happy I am to be playing in Korea in a San Diego uniform.”
It’s a dream come true for baseball fans: Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) will play baseball in South Korea in a San Diego uniform, not a Kiwoom Heroes or national team uniform. On March 13 (ET), Major League Baseball announced on MLB.com that Seoul will host the opening two games of the 2024 World Series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers on March 21-22.
Seoul will join Tokyo as the second city in Asia to host a Major League Baseball regular season. Seoul is also the second city in Asia to host a regular-season opener, joining Tokyo. MLB.com announced that the two games will be the official opening two games of the 2024 season.바카라사이트
Major League Baseball continues to hold world tours as part of its globalization efforts. The idea of Kim’s San Diego facing the familiar Dodgers in Korea had been discussed for months, and even reported by U.S. media outlets. Today, the Major League Baseball office made the official announcement.
Kim shared his excitement on San Diego’s official Twitter account. “Good morning. I’m Ha-Sung Kim of the San Diego Padres. When I joined the Padres, I never imagined that I would have the opportunity to represent the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball in my home country,” he said.
“I can’t tell you how happy and excited I am to be playing in Korea in a San Diego uniform, and to be able to invite my teammates, staff, and coaches to Korea and experience this great opportunity is so special and will be a great memory for me. I hope to see a lot of Padres fans in Korea to come out and support us, and I look forward to seeing you in Seoul.”