How Korea made baseball fun

Published on August 5, 2016 at Mitch’s blog

Outside the stadium I bought a liter of beer and a piece of dried fried squid and went through the gate with my outside food in hand. Inside the stadium cheerleaders danced to Kpop songs, and a man with a microphone rallied almost everyone in the crowd to bang together thundersticks.

This was no American baseball game. There were no middle aged men sitting quietly with a card and a pencil keeping score. No, most people were making noise the whole game, chanting and singing along to Western and Korean pop songs that had been modified into baseball songs. (The Doosan side sang “Go Doosan!” over the lyrics to “Fire” by 2NE1.)

Read full article at Mitch’s blog: How Korea made baseball fun (It involves cheerleaders, singing, and beer) – Day 7 of Korea trip