Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Go Team Korea!

Wow, I can't believe I just watched Team Korea beat Team USA 7-3 in baseball. First they beat Japan, which was an amazing achievement, but beating the feared Team USA has just made my year (so far!).
I used to love the Major League in the US. I have grown a little cold towards it after all the strikes and money rubbish that went on. When living in Korea I loved watching the OB Bears (now Doosan) and to know that the Korean league can compete with the Japanese league and the MLB is just great.
Go Team Korea! Japan to come and then it's on to the semi-finals. By making the semi-finals, the Korean government has said they may exempt players from the compulsory military service all young men in Korea must undergo. Considering the suicide rate amongst soldiers and the fact that two years of your life must go into the army, that sounds better than prize money to me!

San Nakji for President!


Anonymous said...

I agree, being exempt sounds good.

Oricon Ailin said...

While I am a military "brat" and am very proud and supportive of our military, I have never believed in forced serving. I think if one WANTS to be in the military, then fine. It should be a choice.

I hope they do make the players exempt.

Friar Tuck said...

Team USA just stinks this year...which really doesnt make sense when you look at the roster...until you take in the factor that USA is returning from vacation for this while other leagues have different seasons.

Still...American athletics is going in the crapper.

minty clorets said...

I believe the japanese and korean baseball season start around the same time as the u.s.
With A-rod, jeter, jones..etc, team usa should've been pounding other teams into oblivion..yet somehow managed to lose to canada, korea, mexico.. I mean we lost to freaking Canada! ;/