David Buchanan (Samsung Lions) and Austin Dean (LG Twins), who entertained with their dance moves at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on Friday, reunited during cleanup time.
Dressed as a U.S. Air Force pilot, reminiscent of Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun, Dream All-Star Buchanan stopped in front of the dugout of the opposing Nanum All-Stars.
Then Austin, who had just stepped up to the plate in a cowboy hat, stood next to Buchanan.
As the crowd applauded in anticipation at the reunion of the two exuberant foreigners who had collaborated on a K-pop dance earlier, the two players looked reverently at the scoreboard.
At that moment, a video reaffirming the meaning of the South Korea-U.S. alliance in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice of June 25 played on the giant screen at Sajik Stadium.
Immediately, the ROK Navy’s Jinhae Base Command Drill Team began a respectful performance, and Buchanan received a standing ovation throughout the 15-minute show.
Earlier in the day, the KBO invited four Korean War veterans and a South Korean naval officer to serve as the flag bearers for the All-Star Game to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the July 27 armistice.
Chae Eun-sung (Hanwha Eagles), who served on active duty in the Army Reserve, spun her bat like an M-16 rifle in the dugout as if her body remembered during a bayonet demonstration by the Navy Reserve.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ July War Hero is Ted Williams, the legendary slugger who graced Major League Baseball (MLB). 메이저사이트 추천
Williams, “MLB’s last four-hole hitter,” joined the United States Marine Corps in 1952 as a member of the 311th Marine Combat Aviation Battalion when the Korean War began.
After the ceremony, the All-Star cleanup performance came to a close with a picture of Williams on the ballpark’s scoreboard announcing his designation as a War Hero in July.