Watching a Korean Baseball Game in Seoul, Korea (KBO 리그 – LG 트윈스 프로야구단)


Okay so Sam is pretty pumped about today’s
outing. Tell us what are we doing? This is the one thing I’ve been looking forward
to doing in Seoul more than just about anything else. We are going to a baseball game here in Samuel. A Yagu (야구) game. Yaku (야구) means baseball in Korean. We are watching the LG Twins (LG 트윈스)
play today. Alright are they any good? Actually I don’t think they’re having a very
good season. The other team that plays here, the Doosan
Bears (두산 베어스), I think are in first place. So this is kind of the lesser of the two teams
that play at this stadium. Alright, let’s go cheer for them anyway. So Sam needs a baseball hat for the game. Alright new hat to show off. Yes, I just got my LG Twins hat, another one
to add to the collection. And this old one I have here is actually of
the Hanwha Eagles (한화 이글스). They’re a team that plays out of Daejeon (대전). And I used to teach English in Daejeon back
in 2009 so way back when like seven years ago I bought this hat. And this team was really bad back then. I think they were maybe like worst in the
league. So I think that is the hat I’m going to be
wearing today. Yes, this is the one that I’m giving to you
now. I’ve got the one from the Seoul team. Thank you, I will take that. So baseball in Korea is about much more than
just the sport. You come here with friends to eat chicken,
drink beer, chew on some squid. You can even get dried squid. ojing-eo (오징어). So we are going to load up. We’re basically going to have our dinner here
before the game starts. Exactly. Let’s go. Let’s go find food. Hahahaha. Komabseubnida (고맙습니다). Komapsimnida. Alright, so I just ordered myself some ojingo
– the squid. Let’s take a bite. Oh my gosh. That looks chewy. That is really good. I think you’re supposed to eat one tentacle
at a time. Probably. And then over here you can see they have even
more different types of seafood products. More dried seafood. It smells very fishy. Very octopus-y. This is what you eat when you go to a Korean
baseball game. I think it is like over thirty five degrees
today guys so before we even go to watch the game we’re cooling off. If you look over here you can see there is
a whole bunch of other people. Everyone else had the same idea. We’ve all got the same idea. We’ve got a liter of beer in hand. We’ve got our snacks so what we’re going to
do is just cool off a bit before the game starts. And this beer was really cheap. It was three thousand five hundred Won. So ₩3500 which is roughly I would say about
three US dollars. For a litre. Really good value. For a liter of beer. Nice! Let’s try this. So we’ve got OB Premier Pilsner. Maekju (맥주). Cheers. Cheers. So I’ve actually convinced Audrey to try the
Ojingeo (오징어) the squid. This is a bit out of your comfort zone for
sure. Oh my gosh. Well, first of all I’d like to point out the
bag that the squid comes in it looks like an old math textbook. I think it is. This looks like equations so I’m not sure
where they got this from. Try it. It is plastic-y. Hahaha. Smokey. Is it like eating rubber or something? Oh, hahaha. You didn’t finish it. Well, I do like it so I’ll be having the rest. It is all yours. Sam likes it. So the feast continues. Yes, our pre-game feast continues. We have got Tteokbokki (떡볶이) the Korean
spicy rice cakes. Basically one of the most classic Korean street
food snacks you can get. Alright, it has got basically these rice cakes,
called deok (떡) which are covered in Gochujang (고추장) sauce which is the red pepper
paste. It is delicious. Mmmmm. Oh yeah that is good stuff. Loving it. It is super spicy. So what have you got to cool off before the
game? Milk bubble tea. It is disgustingly hot. Like we finished off one liter of beer and
all of our water and I don’t know what else. We’ve just been guzzling. Okay try the bubble tea. Uh. Refreshing? It’s good. I feel a little better. Only a little bit. Keeping that beer ice cold here at the stadium. (Cheering noises.) So the cool thing about the Korea Baseball
Organization is that it is a fairly small league. There are only ten teams. And what is really unique about this league
is that they are not named after the cities. They’re named after the companies. So for example, we’re watching LG Twins. LG is the company. And there is three teams based out of Seoul
and the other seven teams are throughout the rest of Korea. So you have teams for example like Gwangju
and Daejeon. Busan and Incheon and other places like that. (Crowd chanting and cheering). So Sam may have come for the game but I’m
here for the cheerleading and the dancing. That is the only thing I’m looking forward
to. Seriously impressive. Over there! (Crowd Cheering) Sam, status update? How drenched in sweat are you at the moment? Well, I’ve had two litres of beer and I don’t
even feel the slightest bit drunk. So I think I’ve just basically sweated it
all out. Glowing. We are glowing right now. I’m wondering if they’re going to sing take
me out to the ball game but I have a feeling maybe not. (Crowd cheering) So that was hands down one of the coolest
baseball games I’ve ever been to. It was all about the cheering and the chanting. And each player had their own song.

46 thoughts on “Watching a Korean Baseball Game in Seoul, Korea (KBO 리그 – LG 트윈스 프로야구단)

  1. The future Robocop nightmare is upon us. I hope they follow suit in the US and we get the Verizon Giants and Microsoft Dodgers.

  2. Why do you convert Korean $ to American $ when you both are Canadians? I'm Canadian and I have to take an extra step to convert your American $ to Canadian $.

  3. How fun! Those people look like they are having so much fun. I love the cute cheerleaders and the ball girl and Audrey's description of the smell of the squid.

  4. Go yankees! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zH15AoBab5A/UrGhFLEZ-nI/AAAAAAAAz8M/4bj4HjEXhk8/s1600/cat-picture-081-034.jpg

  5. This video came just in time! Im heading to Korea in mid Oct and was hoping to catch a baseball match. How can I get tickets to the matches if I'm a foreigner?

  6. I'm surprised Sam actually like dried squids. How did you like it Audrey ? My bf is English, and he hates any fishy taste food hahaha. Well done Sam! We need to go to watch a baseball game too! Looks much of fun 🙂

  7. Do not like the hat as much as the Yankees one, though it still had the pin stripes though, so I suppose it is not tooooo bad. Oh and loved the beer in the litre bottles, and Sam can keep his squid. Yuck. Hope you are enjoying yourselves.

  8. next time you go to another game, i recommend attending rival game between lg twins and doosan bears. You will be watching real korean baseball. nice video!

  9. Korean baseball games are intense! I went to Dutch and American games and they were totally different. But I had a great time watching Samsung Lions!

  10. Your video reminds me of my Yakyu (Japanese baseball) first game. The whole set up is so similar…food, beer, cheerleaders and even, foreign players… But, besides dry seafood, Japanese fans also eat fry noodles in the stands…actually, they eat throughout the whole game. BTW, the beer looks awesomely refreshing.

  11. You guys just turn up at the ticket office on the day or you have to book in advance? I looked at the website and it's all in Korean and scary 😛

  12. wow i absolutely love the adventure… am going to live in Seoul very soon and am a lover of baseball.. i'll be at many of these games.. really looks amazing… thx so much.. cant wait to watch Korean baseball

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