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).
- Source 1: 프로 야구 평균 연봉 2억 시대 명암 ‘부익부 빈익빈’
- Source 2: 프로 야구 연봉 거품 논란, “질적 문제 고민할 때”
- Source 3: ‘1군 평균 연봉 2억 ↑’…부익부 빈익빈 프로야구
- Source 4: 관중 수입으로 본 프로야구 연봉 ‘인플레’의 실체
- Source 5: 프로 야구 연봉 빈익빈 부익부
- Source 6: ‘빈익빈 부익부’…프로야구 선수 절반 이상 연봉 5천만원 미만
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.
- Source: 롯데 자이언츠 연간 티켓 안내
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.
- Source: 2016 시즌 대학생 객원 마케터 모집
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.
- Source: 넥센히어로즈 객원 마케터 9기 모집 안내
Quote(s) of the Day
“I wish to pitch at least until I’m 50.” – Koo Dae-sung during his interview with Ilgan Sports.
- Source: 호주리그 구대성, “50세까지 던지고 싶다”
“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.