Eun-sung Chae | Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images
We check in on our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins.
As regular From Complex to Queens listeners know, we’ve decided to start following a KBO team in the absence of Mets baseball for the foreseeable future. We picked a team and will post updates on how they’re doing over in Korea. Why the LG Twins?
- Represent a major metropolitan area.
- Share Seoul (and Jamsil Baseball Stadium) with a rival team and compete for fans.
- Have been a team that, on paper, should compete but just have not been able to put things together over the last few years
- Have a strong pitching staff in 2020.
- Staff ace, Casey Kelly, has been denied numerous wins over the years due to anemic hitting and/or a leaky bullpen despite pitching quality starts.
- LG Corporation spends money on the team but does not always allocate that money wisely.
- Retired the number 41, worn by one of the best right-handed pitchers in team history.
Sounds like the Mets to me!
May 17 (6-4)
Kiwoom Heroes 9, LG Twins 4 (BOX)
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