Friday, January 16, 2015

Pittsburgh signs 강정호, is now the biggest story in Korean sports.

via @Pirates.

Pittsburgh is the biggest story in Korean sports today as the Pirates have finalized a contract with shortstop Jung-ho Kang (강정호). The Pirates advertised the deal on Twitter, and included a pronunciation guide; that will come in handy, as far too many Americans pronounced the song "Gayng-num Style" rather than "Gahng-nahm". If Kang appears in a regular-season game, he'll be just the second Korean in Pirates' history to do so, after pitcher Chan-ho Park's brief 2010 stint, during which he became the winningest Asian pitcher in Major League Baseball history.

The signing is currently the fourth-hottest story on Naver, South Korea's largest internet portal: