Korean baseball is different.


[Narrator]: It’s the twent… game in the middle of the season. Today is uh, that one team against the uh… Well actually we’re not sure because Soo Zee and Leigh don’t really follow baseball. On the home team Soo Zee Kim has been to exactly one baseball game in the entirety of her life. Also in the roster is Leigh Cooper who still isn’t sure what exactly a shortstop does. So far no score, bases are loaded, you can feel the excitement from the crowd. [cheering] Ahh, now that beer looks icy cold. And it’s straight down the center! There is just something about cold beer on a hot summer day We’re just coming into the fourth inning here and I’ve got to say this is some of the most intense cheering Soo Zee and Leigh have ever seen. The day is really heated up and as we wrap up the fifth inning Soo Zee and Leigh are a little bit lost. Okay, there are four places you have to go and how you make scores are very very simple. There’s a ball coming in you have to hit and nobody has to catch it. So that’s basic rule number one: don’t, don’t get your balls catched… or grabbed by anyone. So you repeat that nine times. Nine times! That’s why three hours to four hours and there’s a lot of different rules but that doesn’t really matter. That’s the only thing that matters you don’t really have to pay attention because they will say you know it’s going to be… they say… Like ball or like strike or whatever or whatever. I think so I think so and there’s many many many many many many many mini many rules many mini rules there are little mini rules that I don’t really know but it’s going to be fine It’s cooled down a bit now here in the sixth inning and things are picking up! ♪ Take me out to the ballgame ♫ The first half of the seventh inning is over that means it’s time for… And what’s it time for? I forget. What do they do after the seventh inning? Yeah that Baseball? Okay so here’s the deal… First of all in a regular season of soccer there’s like 38 games for the season which is like one to two games a week. That’s a pretty reasonable time commitment but baseball is like 144 games during the season so in baseball season you have to watch 2 to 3 baseball games a week and they’re like 3 hours long so basically it’s a part-time job just to keep up with your baseball hobby. Second of all, the World Cup. Need I say more? and lastly like in soccer every second of the game counts. Because if you look away for one second you might miss the goal that makes it all but I don’t know… with Baseball *shrug* It just sort of feels like you can check the scores in the paper the next day and it’s like fine. I mean these people don’t even want to watch it. They’re just playing pool. Top of the eighth inning and it’s still anyone’s game! Huh. Something strange is happening to Leigh. She’s not sure if it’s the beer or the chicken uh, or the cheering but She might be changing her mind about baseball. [Leigh]: Why don’t we do this more often!?! [Narrator]: This is nothing like watching a baseball game on TV. Soo Zee Kim and Leigh Cooper were surprised that coming to a game is in a whole different league. [Leigh]: That was my favorite. It was good, it was good. [Narrator]: Their team may have lost today or it may have won. Who knows? It is still a win for baseball.

2 thoughts on “Korean baseball is different.

  1. The game of baseball requires patience on the part of everyone from umpires, coaches, players, and fans.

    In the game of soccer (futbol) as a fan, I get tired watching a ball get kicked from one end of the field (pitch) to the other, one player looks identical to the other (for the exception of the goalie) who for the likes of me don't understand why he/she wears a different uniform from the rest of the team (strange).

    I enjoy the game of baseball and football much better when compared soccer basically because I'm not good at kicking soccer balls.

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