Daily Updates – February 12, 2016

Media’s Outcry on Players’ Salary

With the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) having announced the official rosters for the upcoming 2016 KBO League season, major media outlets have expressed opinions their concerns on the so-called “salary inflation” of ballplayers.  Income inequality and productivity were the main topics as writers compared salaries with current ticket prices (7,000-25,000 KRW) and explained how a little bit more than three quarters of the 616 registered players receive less than 50 million KRW (approx. 40,500 USD).  Of the total registered players, 22% receive the league minimum (approx. 21,850 USD).

 

Lotte Giants Season Tickets on Sale

Fans will be able to purchase season tickets of the Lotte Giants online (February 15- March 16) and at the season ticket office (March 8-13).  Opening hours of the ticket office is 1:00-6:00 pm.  Look for the Giants Center on the third floor of Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium.  For more information, click the source link below.

 

Lotte Giants Marketing Internship Program for College Students

The Lotte Giants are looking for eight collegians who are looking to gain work experience in sports marketing (concession, corporate social responsibility, entertainment, membership, merchandizing and public relations).  This is an unpaid position.  You MUST be fluent in Korean to participate in the program.  Application deadline is February 24.  For more information, click the source link below.

 

Seoul Nexen Heroes Marketing Internship Program for College Students

The Seoul Nexen Heroes are also recruiting college students to participate in their marketing internship program.  This is an unpaid position.  You MUST be fluent in Korean to participate in the program.  Deadline is February 20, and applications are received through JOBKOREA.  For more information, click the source link below.

 

Quote(s) of the Day

“I wish to pitch at least until I’m 50.” – Koo Dae-sung during his interview with Ilgan Sports.

“The KBO should strongly consider about it.” – Kim In-sik, Chairman of the KBO Official Playing Rules Committee, on his thoughts on rules about takeout slides to second base.

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