Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego Padres) will play the opening game of the major league in Korea next year.
American media ESPN reported on the 7th (local time) that “Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres are expected to open the 2024 season opening series in Korea.”
According to the media, the match will be held at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul at the end of March. It is played one week earlier than the regular season opener. It is known that San Diego currently has Kim Ha-seong on the starting list.바카라사이트
After this news became known, local fans began to pay attention to the series. This is because the two teams, which are considered the representative rivalries of the National League West Division, will face each other overseas.
Korean fans are also starting to pay attention. This is because Kim Ha-seong, who left the KBO at the end of 2020, will play in Korea for the first time in four years.
This is the eighth time that the Major League Baseball Opening Day will be held outside of the United States and Canada. Starting with Monterrey, Mexico in 1999, matches were held in Tokyo, Japan in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2019, and in Sydney, Australia in 2014.
Major League Baseball increased its world tour schedule starting this season. San Diego and San Francisco Giants played a two-game series in Mexico City, Mexico at the end of last month, and the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will also have a two-game series in London, England, in June.
Next year, exhibition games will be held in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, followed by the season opener in Korea in March. The world tour will be held in Mexico City in May and in London, England in June.