2009 Xports Celebrity Baseball League
The 2009 season of Xports Celebrity Baseball League, sponsored by Korea Baseball Sports For All, kicked off with a tournament on May 10.
The 10 teams are called Han, MBC Talent, Starbox, 5DoC (pronounced Odoshi), ManChang (Man-shin-chang-ee, also referred to as MC), Gi, Alien Baseball Team, Zoma Zoma, Albatross, and Cool Guy. Han’s celebrity athletes include Yoo Jae Suk, Lee Hwi Jae, and Jung Joon Ha. Oh Ji Ho, Song Chang Ui, and Kim Sung Soo play for Albatross. Some famous models are members of Cool Guy.
There are 10 entertainers’ teams in the league’s fourth year, which include Zomazoma, Han, and Albatross. The regular season begins on May 11 and continues until September, upon which the top five teams go into the major group and the other five teams go into the minor group for post-season in October. During the regular season, there are approximately two to three games per month, played on weekends. There are plans to broadcast between 35-40 of the games on television.
Some photos from Saturday are below:
KP’s note: See the guy on the right with a hand on his knee? His name’s Kim Chi Gook – exactly like kimchi stew. ^^