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Two out of three...kinda sucks [Mar. 19th, 2006|10:53 am]
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I'd be more surprised about Korea losing to Japan last night, were it not for one thing:

Byung-Hyun Kim

aka "That Korean guy who lost the game for us." He used to be on the Red Sox. He's the one Korean guy on the team I don't like.

It has been said that Korea vs. Japan is like the Red Sox vs. the Yankees. Well, they have one more thing in common now. Byung-Hyun Kim has lost an important game for both of them.

And you know what's worse? Now Ichiro won't ever shut up.
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 04:08 pm (UTC)
I know...I was rooting for Korea, too (mostly the underdog thing, plus the Japanese team seems to be like the Asian Yankees, a little...LOL...and when they brought in Kim, I had a worried little feeling like, is this the best idea? :(
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-19 04:18 pm (UTC)
I was like...oh, no...not again...

Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 05:27 pm (UTC)
And then I thought, hey, give him a chance, those were different seasons, he seems to have done better in Colorado, plus he MUST have already pitched some scoreless innings in the WBC, since hardly ANY runs have been given up by Korean pitchers (I hadn't watched any Korean games yet)! But, no...:(
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From: darkemoone
2006-03-19 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah... >.<

I felt the same way. Then Tap had to call me and tell me Korea was getting their asses kicked.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-19 06:17 pm (UTC)
LOL she called me, too!
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From: darkemoone
2006-03-20 08:12 am (UTC)
It's funny, too, because two of my cousins actually called my FROM KOREA just to bitch about him. They were so pissed. I don't think that man can ever return to the motherland because the baseball fans will kill him. Korea takes its baseball very seriously, y'know...
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-20 01:33 pm (UTC)
I know. He's the Man Without a Country now...hated in the US, hated in Korea...maybe Cuba'll take him in. LOL
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From: darkemoone
2006-03-20 04:52 pm (UTC)
Hehehe. Cuba has Tavarez, I don't think they need Kim.

I actually feel genuinely bad Byung-Hyun, though. I like the guy despite how much he screws up, and I feel so bad for him when he does, especially because of the way he reacts. It's obvious that he takes the sport very seriously and it hits him really hard when he fails.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-20 05:51 pm (UTC)
I know...I feel the same way...

But he screws up so specatularly when he does screw up...
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[User Picture]From: crazypicklearm
2006-03-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
He blew some WS games in '01 for the D'Backs.. unfortunately not enough games. He's the only guy I've ever seen crawl into a ball on the mound and cry..

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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, letting down the Red Sox fan base a few times must be painful enough (at least the D-backs still won the W.S.)-now it was his whole freakin' COUNTRY! Seriously, he may as well just quit baseball now. :P
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[User Picture]From: crazypicklearm
2006-03-19 05:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know.. I think he should re-join the Sox :P
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 05:31 pm (UTC)
I think people might firebomb the front office or something...LOL
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-19 06:24 pm (UTC)
He did look like he was going to cry in Boston, too...
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 05:37 pm (UTC)
I hear you on Ichiro, he's irritating. That was funny when he kept being booed. I wish they had given us more views or counts, but it SEEMED like a lot more Korean fans there.

I was wondering, too, were these actual visitors from Korea and Japan?? I'm guessing they were just Japanese or Korean Americans from the Southern Cal area...
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[User Picture]From: world
2006-03-19 05:43 pm (UTC)
P.S. Does this mean you're rooting for Cuba too? :) As you can see from my lj, I kinda switched my allegiance from the Dominican to them...the Dominicans had too much going for them, were too much expected to win, and I have this thing for the scrappy underdog.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-19 06:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know who I'm rooting for. I mean, it's almost exactly like the World Series last year. I didn't want to root for the White Sox, since they took us out, but I really haven't got any vested interest in the National League at all, but Houston's kind of a charismatic underdog...

Except change "White Sox" to "Japan," "National League" to "Pool 2" and "Houston" to "Cuba" and yeah...there's the same ambivalence I had in October.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-19 06:23 pm (UTC)
Some of them may have been; but yeah, most of them probably live in So. Cal.
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[User Picture]From: flashfire
2006-03-19 11:17 pm (UTC)
We kinda figured a lot of the Koreans down here are probably people who just learned a few words or phrases from their grandmothers, something like that. ;-)

But the crowd was filled with a ton of Korean supporters. After the rain delay, it seemed like the entire lower bowl of seats except for the area around the Japanese dugout was ALL Korean.
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From: darkemoone
2006-03-20 08:16 am (UTC)
Oh no, there were people there from Korea just to see the games. I had family in that crowd...
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[User Picture]From: deathbytamarind
2006-03-19 11:04 pm (UTC)
Dude Ichiro was running like a son of a bitch on Korea's pitchers. That's like him giving the finger to Korea. I love it.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2006-03-20 01:32 pm (UTC)
You kill me. I love you.
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