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Wheel me out of the ball game…

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KIA Tigers professional baseball crowd

… Wheel me out to the car…

Did you know? At KBO games it’s not only a BYOB situation, you can actually bring in entire coolers loaded with ice and hard alcohol! In the above case, it appears the cooler is loaded with soju (소주) which is usually 20-40% alcohol and very inexpensive.

They actually have a beer-chugging contest on the dugout between innings. The winner receives a free case of beer and the applause of thousands.

Kia Tigers were 2017 KBO Champions

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나지완 at bat for the Kia Tigers in 2013

I forgot to mention that my Kia Tigers won the Korean Series this year for the first time since 2009.

Old Gwangju Mudeung Baseball Stadium

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

This stadium hasn’t been used in a couple years (when I took today’s photos and photomerged them into this single image). I wonder what has happened to Gwangju Mudeung Baseball Stadium since the Tigers moved into Gwangju-Kia Champions Field (pictured in the distance here) in 2014. Has it been torn down? Some of my best memories from Korea happened right here.

Play at the plate – part 2

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@Kiatigers When we last visited this play the ball hadn’t reached the catcher yet. But now it has, and the tag has been made. Henry Sosa is calling for an out, but will the ump give it to him? Stay tuned.

Boom-boom play at the plate

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Kia Tigers and Doosan Bears close play at home

Suk-min Yoon, formerly of the Kia Tigers, signs with the Baltimore Orioles

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Suk-min Yoon (윤석민) Kia Tigers

I had the chance to watch him pitch in Gwangju last summer.