The Korean Baseball Organization(KBO) is up and running, with their first day of televised games kicking off at 10 pm Los Angeles time. With Major League Baseball still a way out from being a possibility, thousands of fans took to social media as they tuned in live to watch the games today.
The First Highlight
The first highlight of the year out of the KBO was an opposite-field bomb from the LG Twins, who dog piled on the Doosan Bears for eight runs in an 8-2 victory.
WE'VE GOT A BASEBALL HIGHLIGHT pic.twitter.com/WFmUWeKydQ
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) May 5, 2020
Over at the KT Wiz game, we got a rather unusual first pitch being tossed out. Though given the state of the world, everyone being in a bubble probably makes sense.
KT Wiz held a socially distant first pitch before their game today pic.twitter.com/DR0R9wulRi
— Dan Kurtz (@MyKBO) May 5, 2020
Before things were able to get rolling though, there was a very poorly timed rain delay. The baseball gods have just not been very kind to us in 2020.
There’s a rain delay on Opening Day in the KBO
At 1 am
During a global pandemic
You cannot make this up pic.twitter.com/Y997rmsZyq
— Freddie Benson (@DeeH_NYC) May 5, 2020
And you can bet that if there was going to be a KBO game, at some point there would be an epic bat flip. The NC Dinos did not disappoint with this epic flip off an absolute bomb. Look how majestic and effortless that looks!
— Nick (@_ChickenJoe_) May 5, 2020
Whatever limited cheering sections were available for these games, the KBO made sure that they were safe. The cheer squad for the LG Twins made sure to stay far enough apart from one another while also wearing masks.
Respect to the mascots of the KBO.
They too are wearing masks. pic.twitter.com/q8sEU3CJ3g
— Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) May 5, 2020
And finally, we cannot miss out on this poor unfortunate soul running into a wall. Life comes at you fast in the KBO.
— Isiah (@TheIsiahNunez) May 5, 2020
ESPN Will be broadcasting games all this week, and you can find the schedule here. Dodgers Nation will be covering these games and bringing highlights as they come available because we all need some baseball in our lives.