Baseball in Seoul
What: Seoul Baseball League
How much: 80,000 won
Where: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Online: email@example.com; Seoul Baseball League on Facebook
Tyler Shultz, a 27-year-old English teacher, hasn’t been in Korea for longer than two months, but he’s already apart of the Seoul Baseball League.
The four-team Seoul Baseball League convenes every other weekend, with the summer season ending in late July or early August.
“Baseball is a great way for expats and Koreans to come together to share a common interest. Being part of a team is a great opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, which will most likely lead to a larger circle of friends,” said Shultz. “For those just arriving in Korea, playing baseball will no doubt ease the stress and curb the effects of culture shock and not the worries and nervous feelings that can come with being in a new country.”
Ryan Burda founded the league and can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
League fees cover batting helmets and uniforms (pants, hat, jersey). Payers must supply their own glove.