Lotte, the leader in professional baseball, is trying to win 10 consecutive games against Kia in the away game in Gwangju. At Sajik Stadium in Busan, Lotte fans are enthusiastic about cheering.
This is Reporter Bae Jeong-hoon.
Today (3rd), fans wearing Lotte uniforms 안전놀이터line up at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, where there is no game.
Watching the Gwangju match between Lotte and KIA aired on the electronic display board, people roar as passionately as the ‘street cheering’ of the World Cup.
In order to support Lotte, which is challenging for 10 consecutive wins in 15 years, about 1,500 fans went to a remote cheering match at Sajik Stadium, which was open for free.
[Lotte fan: Let’s go for now. Let’s go for now. It’s so good, being able to shout out loud and do it according to the cheers… .]
Despite the heated ‘remote cheering’, Lotte is fighting a tough game.
Starter Na Gyun-an, who emerged as a native ace, gave consecutive timely hits to KIA Choi Hyung-woo and Socrates in the 3rd inning, and allowed Lee Woo-seong to leave solo in the 4th inning.
As of the 6th inning, KIA is holding a 5-1 lead thanks to pitcher Yoon Young-cheol, a new KIA high school graduate, blocking Lotte’s lineup with 5 hits and 1 run until the 5th inning with exquisite control.