Buchanan didn’t get the award…but he had it all: performance, outfield defence and hits.
Transform into a U.S. soldier when performing at the Grandstand
Samsung Lions pitcher David Buchanan enjoyed the All-Star Game in style.바카라사이트
Buchanan participated in the 2023 KBO League All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 15th as a Dream All-Star manager’s pick. It was his second consecutive appearance after last year.
Buchanan made a strong presence as the third base coach at the beginning of the game. He actively instructed the Dream All-Star players when they went to the plate, and when the opposing Naum All-Star’s beast made a mistake, he made a strong appeal to make them laugh.
Buchanan couldn’t contain his excitement. When Sharing All-Star Austin Dean (LG Twins), who was preparing to pinch-hit, danced for the cameras, he ran over to him from the opposite dugout and joined in.
He even matched Buchanan’s dance moves, much to the delight of the crowd.
During clean-up time, when the Navy’s Forward Operating Base Command drill team gave a stirring performance, he came out dressed as a U.S. military general and watched with a solemn expression. He even clapped in the middle of the show when a great scene came on.
That wasn’t all. Later in the game, he did his job as a player, but not as a pitcher, but as a batter and a fielder.
After sitting in the dugout for a while, Buchanan was replaced by teammate Kim Hyun-jun in right field in the bottom of the eighth inning. In the second inning, a ball hit by Oh Ji-hwan (LG) floated high in the right field direction, and Buchanan, who calmly identified the drop point, reliably handled it.
Dream Team Austin and Nanum Team Buchanan dance during the baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League All-Star Game between Dream Team and Nanum Team at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on 15 July. 2023.7.15/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Yoon Il-ji
The crowd chanted for Buchanan in unison.
In the ninth inning, something even more unbelievable happened. With two outs and runners on first and third, Nanum All-Star Ko Woo-seok (LG) walked Kim Min-seok (Lotte Giants) on an automatic four-pitcher, bringing Buchanan to the plate.
After fouling off a 150-kilometre fastball from Ko, Buchanan drove the next two pitches off the bat for foul balls. Then, in a two-ball, two-strike situation, he again took a 150km fastball from Ko for a single.
He then reached third on a solid base running play by Jeong Soo-bin (Doosan Bears), but Yoo Kang-nam (Lotte) was thrown out at second base to end the game, leaving Buchanan unable to score.
Buchanan remained unbeaten on the day.
The best performance award went to Kim Min-seok for his imitation of Blackpink’s Jenny dance, while the best hitter was Socrates Brito (KIA Tigers) and the best defender was Ahn Chi-hong (Lotte). The Most Valuable Player award went to Chae Eun-sung (Hanwha Eagles), who went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and two runs scored.
Although she didn’t win, Buchanan’s enjoyment of the festivities was enough to earn her a round of applause from the crowd and her teammates.
Buchanan of the Dream Team performs a dance during karaoke time at the end of the eighth inning during the baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League All-Star Game between the Dream Team and the Nanum Team at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on 15 July. 2023.7.15/News1 ⓒ News1 Yoon Il-ji