[WEBCAST] The Wonderful World of Korean Baseball
Where: Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave.
212-288-6400 Price: Free
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced Major League Baseball (MLB) to postpone the start of the 2020 season. But that doesn’t mean there’s no baseball to watch. Increasing numbers of American fans, desperate for a fix, have discovered the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).
Launched in 1981, the KBO has become one of the world’s best professional baseball associations. It boasts a dedicated, loyal fan base as well as internationally recognizable players. As with MLB, the KBO delayed the start of its season as South Korea dealt with COVID-19. But after the country’s successful suppression of the virus, the season began — without fans in the seats — on May 5. From the start of the season, ESPN has broadcasted KBO games to audiences in the United States, giving Americans a unique glimpse into a sporting experience at once familiar and new.Buy tickets/get more info now