In July, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced plans to bring the 2024 MLB Opening Day to Seoul. The date is March 20-21, and the venue is likely to be the Gocheok SkyDome. The teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
San Diego is the team that Kim Ha-seong plays for. The Dodgers are a team full of superstars, including Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr, Juan Soto, and Zander Bogaerts. It also has Japanese pitcher Darvish Yudo.
When asked about the ‘MLB Seoul Opening Game’, Kim Ha-seong, who returned home via Incheon Airport on the 11th after completing his team’s schedule for the 2023 season, said, “It’s more meaningful because it’s the first MLB game to be played in Korea. I have high expectations. I think Korean baseball fans will also like it.” “I’m honored to be able to play in such a game,” he continued.
Since his first season in the MLB, Kim has fit right in with his team, the San Diego Padres. He has often shown great chemistry with the main players.
He already had a connection with his teammates for the opening series in South Korea. “They talked a lot,” Kim said. I’m trying to listen to what they want as much as possible,” he said. As he was answering this, he started to say, “They keep saying that,” but then he swallowed it and laughed. Apparently, he had already received many ‘complaints’ from his teammates.
San Diego’s top player is Machado. 먹튀검증 The MLB’s best third baseman is worth $350 million (KRW 47.5 billion). He’s often paired with Kim Ha-seong in the infield, and he has nothing but praise for him.
Machado underwent elbow tendon reconstruction surgery in early October. His rehabilitation is expected to last at least four months. His participation in the opening series in South Korea is uncertain.
Under normal circumstances, there would be no reason for the team to travel abroad, but given Kim’s reaction to the opening series in Seoul, we can expect a visit from Machado.