Monthly Archive 31 July 2023

“The Lotte Cheer was born thanks to the players’ personalities”, the story of the Busan baseball players who were not good enough.

There are many baseball fans in Busan whose quality of life depends on the performance of the Lotte Giants for a week. This reporter was one of them, and his love of baseball led him to start the ‘Busan Baseball Memoirs’ series. Through this project, we were able to meet baseball players in Busan, from the baseball club members of Yangjeong Elementary School, who are dreamers of Korean baseball, to Park Min-sung, a member of the women’s national baseball team. As the baseball stories piled up, ‘Busan Baseball Storybook’ reached its thirteenth installment.

In addition to articles, ‘Busan Baseball Silo’ captures stories through interview videos, so there were some stories that could not be captured due to the limited amount. Today, we’re going to tell you some of the stories we haven’t been able to tell and the stories behind the interviews.

One of the most memorable interviews we did was with Cheerleader George Hoon. In fact, he was supposed to be the first interview when we started planning Busan Baseball Silo. However, as the Lotte Giants gained momentum in April and May, his schedule became increasingly busy. This could have made it difficult for the interview to take place, but he was kind enough to give up his time to speak with us.

The Lotte Giants have always been a source of pride for their fans, even when the team was not performing well. As such, we had a lot of questions to ask, and the response from the community was overwhelming. For more than 30 minutes, the cheerleading squad leader, George Hoon, sincerely answered questions from the Busan Baseball Reporters and Lotte Giants fans, with the most common topic being the cheer. With so many cheerleaders under his belt, how does he create them?

[Busan Baseball].

What is the process of creating the Lotte Giants’ cheer?

[Cheerleading coach George Hoon]

We have a separate music director. If we have an original song, we can discuss it, but if we have to write our own, the director and I compose and write together. I first hum or create a melody, and then the director listens to it and makes corrections. I think it’s been about four years since we made it this way.

The Lotte Giants’ individual player cheers began in earnest around 2007. At the time, the creation of the individual cheers was a big adventure for George Hoon. 토토사이트

[George Hoon]

At that time, the Lotte players I saw had their own distinct personalities compared to the batting order. I remember that there were no similar types of batters from the first to the ninth position. There were players who were good at defense but not hitting, players who were too big but really good at hitting, and players who were weak on the basepaths compared to hitting. So I thought, “Why don’t we make individual cheers?” At that time, the batting order also had cheers for representative players, but it was rare for everyone from the first to the ninth position to have a cheer. We prepared for the 2006 season.

Bae Jae-go, Yongsang-go, come out! The final bracket is complete!

Yong-go Yong and Jae-go Bae met in the final.

In Glory-gun, Jeollanam-do, the 78th National Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships were held at the Glory Sports Center, Glory Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium, Beomseong High School Gymnasium, and Hongnong Middle School Gymnasium.

On the afternoon of the 31st, Glory Sportium Auxiliary Gymnasium hosted the men’s high school semifinals Yongsan High School – Jeonju and Bae Jae High School – Hongdae Varsity.

In the first match between Yongsan and Jeonju, Yongsan won 91-68 to advance to the final.

With Yongsan’s one-two punch of Lee Yoo-jin (26 points, 20 rebounds) and Kim Seung-woo (25 points, 12 rebounds) leading the team’s offense, Yongsan scored more than 20 points in each quarter (21-22-25-23) to win by 23 points.

Jeonju was led by Park Yabes with 25 points and 11 rebounds, but lacked scoring support from his teammates.

Following the match between Yongsan and Jeonju, the match between Bae Jae Go and Hongdae Bugo took place, with Bae Jae Go winning 77-69 to earn one of the remaining final spots. Baejago’s Seo Ji-woo dominated the floor with 26 points and 20 rebounds.

Bae Jae Go ended the first quarter with a 13-point lead (25-12). In the second quarter, Bae Jae-go allowed Hongdae Bugo to catch up and ended the half with a 40-39 lead. After starting the second half with a one-point lead, Bae Jae Go managed to hold Hongdae Boogo to nine points in the third quarter and took control of the game, especially in the fourth quarter, when Seo Ji-woo scored 15 points on his own to lead the team to victory. 메이저사이트
The men’s high school final between Yongsan and Bae Jae-go will take place on August 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Glory Sportium National Sports Center. The boys’ high school final will be streamed live on the Korea Basketball Association Live YouTube channel (

<Match Results
Southern High School Finals (Quarterfinals)
Yongsan 91-68 Jeonju
Lee Yoo-Jin 26 points (5 3Ps), 20 rebounds, 4 assists
Kim Seung-woo 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists
Lee Kwan-woo 7 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals

Park Yabes 25 points (5 3Ps) 11 rebounds
Song Kang-min 14 points, 3 rebounds

Bae Jae Go 77-69 Hongdae Bugo
Bae Jae-go
Seo Ji-woo 26 points, 20 rebounds
Hwang Chi-woong 14 points, 5 assists
Lee Jae-seo 12 points, 9 rebounds

Hongik University
Gil Sang-chan 21 points, 7 rebounds
Park Jung-woong 18 points, 5 rebounds
Son Yoo-chan 13 points, 6 assists

Photo by Park Sang-hyuk

‘Nine hours on the clock’ PSG begin search for ‘Mbappe replacement’, ‘a strong contender?

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are set to launch a bid for Ousmane Dembele.

“Dembele has asked Barcelona for official permission to proceed with negotiations with PSG,” Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in European soccer transfers, wrote on Thursday (Jan. 31).

“However, there is still a feeling that the €50 million buyout clause cannot be triggered in nine hours. However, we are trying to move forward in a different way.” The “H-hour” has begun in Spain, which is nine hours behind South Korea.

Barcelona signed Dembele in 2017 from Dortmund, where he was a standout. They paid a whopping €140 million for Dembele, who burst onto the German scene. That’s a lot of money, but it was a big deal for a player with so much potential.

Dembele’s arrival at Camp Nou was met with high expectations, but he never quite lived up to them. He has been plagued by injuries, both major and minor, every season and has never played a full season. To make matters worse, Barcelona’s relationship with Dembele reached a breaking point when they were unwilling to renew his contract.

However, Dembele is making a comeback. A strong second half of the 2021-22 season earned him a new two-year contract. In 2022-23, he continued to make an impact with every appearance. Dembele recorded “double-digit offensive points (14-12) for the second consecutive season” in Spanish La Liga.

The summer transfer market is more intense than usual. Dembele has received offers from PSG in his native France. Speculation that he could replace Lionel Messi, who left for Inter Miami, and Kylian Mbappe, who refused to extend his contract, has been swirling. 꽁머니

According to multiple Spanish outlets, Dembele has a €50 million buyout clause that can be activated by July 31, local time in Spain. However, Romano believes it will be difficult for PSG and Dembele to finalize a complex deal with only nine hours to go. If he does decide to join PSG, he will face competition for a starting spot from South Korea international Lee Kang-In.

Baseball’s sour SSG, who ignored Jung Eun-won and Han Hwa, showed the DNA of a strong team.

The baseball gods literally turned their backs on Hanwha and Jung Eun-won. A rare play was made, and SSG, with their luck on their side, capitalized on it and showed the fundamentals of a powerhouse team.

SSG completed the sweep with a 6-1 come-from-behind win over Hanwha at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th. The team maintained a 2.5-game lead over leader LG, which beat Doosan in a nightcap, and extended its lead over third-place Doosan to six games.

Starter Oh Won-seok pitched well with five innings of one-run ball, and the bullpen, including Moon Seung-won, did not give up a run in the clutch. The bats were also praiseworthy, as they capitalized on their good fortune to take control of the game.

Hanwha took the lead from the start. In the first inning, Lee Jin-young led off with a double down the left field line. Jung Eun-won followed with a timely double down the right field line to load the bases, but SSG starter Oh Won-seok was able to keep the bases loaded. With the bases loaded, Oh Won-seok got Noh Si-hwan to ground out to second base, Chae Eun-sung to strike out swinging, and Kim Tae-yeon to fly out to left field to end a difficult first inning.

Hanwha’s offense went cold in the fourth inning. Hanwha had a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth when Noh Si-hwan drew a walk and Chae Eun-sung singled to put runners on first and second with no outs. But nothing came of it. Kim Tae-yeon flied out to center field and Noh Si-hwan stole second, putting runners on first and third, but Oh Sun-jin and Williams both struck out. Oh Won-seok’s bold fastball battle shone through.

Then SSG started to fight back. Trailing 0-1 in the top of the fourth inning, Heredia drew a walk and moved to second on a stolen base when Park Sung-sung batted. Park then hit a single up the middle to tie the game.

SSG turned the game around in the fifth inning. Choi Ji-hoon drew a one-out walk against Hanwha’s second pitcher, Kim Bum-soo. The baseball gods smiled on SSG when Choo Shin-soo grounded to second base. Choo Shin-soo’s hard hit ball was directly in front of second baseman Jung Eun-won. Eun-won caught the ball well and tried to throw to second base, but the ball got stuck in her glove and wouldn’t come out.

As a result, she couldn’t get the ball out and couldn’t throw to either second or first base. This left runners on first and second with one out. SSG got Choi Joo-hwan to fly out to left field, but Choi Jung was there to save the day. With runners on first and second, Choi hit a single to left-center field. It scored Choi Ji-hoon from second and Choo Shin-soo, who had gotten off to a fast start, from first. 먹튀검증

SSG took advantage of a throwing error at first base on Heredia’s deep fly ball to center field, allowing Choi to round third base and come home for a 4-1 lead. Whether it was luck or something else, you could feel the DNA of a strong team that instinctively knew the flow of the game and didn’t miss it.

At 6:53 p.m., after SSG’s fifth inning, the game was suddenly suspended due to heavy rain, and the game resumed at 7:54. Hanwha took advantage of the opportunity in the seventh inning, trailing 1-4. One out later, Moon Hyun-bin singled to right.

‘No. 1 hitter Kim Ha Sung’ is MLB’s top level… Darvish goes 2-for-2 with RBI in 4-0 win over Texas

Brilliant defense, all-out base running, one-hit wonder. These are the things that come to mind when you think of Ha Sung Kim (27, San Diego Padres). Now, they’ve been joined by the phrase “the definition of a No. 1 hitter.
Kim started at first base and went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and one strikeout in the Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home opener against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Tuesday.

On the season, his batting average rose from .274 to .277 (92-for-332), while his on-base percentage (.369) and slugging percentage (.445) rose to .370 and .446, respectively. Not surprisingly, his OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) also increased slightly to 0.816.

Runs+Bases+Operations? Kim solves it in 1.
San Diego manager Bob Melvin began using Ha Sung Kim in the leadoff spot in July. He was on a roll in June with a .291 batting average, but his .333 batting average in July is a testament to his ability to bat first.
Typically, the number one hitter is the first to step up to the plate and connect with the center fielders. This is usually done by players who have a good eye for the ball as well as precision hitting. In addition to this, it”s also important to have the ability to run an extra base after a hit.

With 20 stolen bases already and a solid on-base percentage, not many people thought Kim would be a good fit at first base before July, but Melvin saw potential. While the team didn’t have a clear-cut batting order, Melvin believed that Kim could maximize his abilities at the top of the order, and the decision proved to be a godsend.

Kim, batting first again, grounded out to the second baseman in the bottom of the first inning. In the bottom of the second inning, with both teams tied 0-0, Kim showed off his “fixer-upper” instincts. He took a three-pitch outside changeup from starter Martin Perez and flicked it to center field to load the bases. It raised his season RBI total to 39.

In the bottom of the fifth, with his team up 4-0, he led off with a double, this time pulling a sinking Perez slider and sending it into the left-center field seats.

In the bottom of the sixth, Kim came up to bat again with the bases loaded, but this time he was stuck on a high slider from reliever Jose LeClerc. He struck out looking, 스포츠토토 ending his streak of 40 consecutive at-bats without a strikeout.

The hard-hitting Kim earned his eighth win of the season (7-1) off starter Darvish Yu, who threw 92 pitches in six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out nine. He is now 103-82 in his career. Darvish has stabilized after a rough May and June, picking up three wins (one loss) this month. He also lowered his ERA from 4.80 to 4.53.

The ‘3-4-5 slash line’… The dreaded No. 4 hitter ‘Awesome Kim’

Kim earned the nickname “Awesome Kim” for his awe-inspiring hobbies, unselfish base running, and one-hit wonder hitting ability.

‘Winning mood as soon as Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in joined’ Bayern Munich 75%-PSG 78

Will Kim Min-jae and Lee Kang-in win trophies as soon as they join their new teams?

The soccer content production company ‘stn.daily’ released the odds of winning major European leagues using information from bet 365, a 30-day betting site.

In the German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich topped the list, as the saying goes, because they win trophies like nobody’s business.

Bayern Munich has a 75% chance of winning the Bundesliga title in the upcoming season. Dortmund, Leipzig, Leverkusen, and Union Berlin followed.

Kim Min-jae will be taking on a new challenge with Bayern Munich next season, and he believes he can win the title as soon as he joins.

Kim put in a stellar performance for Napoli last season. He dominated the Italian scene with his monster defensive presence and made a name for himself around the world.

In particular, he won the Serie A’s best defense award after helping Napoli reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League and win the Italian Serie A title for the first time in 33 years.

After becoming the highest transfer fee for an Asian player, Kim headed to Bayern Munich for a new challenge.

Kim made his Bayern Munich debut in a friendly against Kawasaki Frontale. He came off the bench and played the full 45 minutes, making his mark with both the ball and the defense with threatening headers and a solid performance.

Kim Min-jae had a solid debut, with 1 key pass, 89% passing accuracy, and 100% ball winning.

Lee Kang-woo is also a favorite to win a trophy in the new season. PSG have a 78% chance of winning the French league. They are followed by Marseille, AS Monaco, Lille, and Reims.

Lee has been an integral part of Mallorca since leaving Valencia. He’s been an integral part of the attack with his crisp passes that catch opponents off-guard, and he’s often used his pace to create chances.

With six goals and six assists this season, Lee has become the first South Korean player to reach double-digit attacking points in La Liga and has been the lifeblood of Mallorca.

He also ranked second in the Spanish Primera Liga in dribbling success this season, behind Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior.

With his stock soaring, Lee has been linked with a new destination in the summer transfer window, and PSG 먹튀검증 have been linked with a move.

Lee signed a contract with PSG until 2028 and was given the number 19 shirt. He made his debut in a pre-season friendly and caught the eye with a brilliant display.

He is currently resting from a hamstring injury and it will be interesting to see if he makes an appearance as PSG face Inter Milan and Jeonbuk Hyundai.

Meanwhile, Manchester City of the English Premier League (EPL), Real Madrid of the Spanish Primera Liga, and Inter Milan of the Italian Serie A are the favorites to win the title.

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