“I haven’t even debuted.” Lee Junghoo who became a star in San Francisco
Although he is a rookie player who has not played a game, Lee Jung-hoo (25) seems to be growing in popularity day by day in San Francisco.
At the end of last year, Lee Jung-hoo entered the big league by signing a six-year, $113 million contract with the San Francisco Giants of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB). It is natural that he is the subject of great attention as a player, and his appearance outside of baseball is also a hot topic in the region.
It’s only been about a month since the contract with the club, but local media in San Francisco are already treating Lee Jung-hoo as a “local star,” reporting his daily life, such as drinking orange juice, and mentioning him as a notable figure in the region. The club is actively using Lee Jung-hoo, a rookie player who has not even made his debut, for marketing.
Earlier, he was welcomed by the Golden State Warriors, an NBA team based in the same area. On top of that, his dog “Cao” is also drawing keen attention from local fans.
San Francisco’s local media “SFgate” reported Lee Jung-hoo’s small daily life on the 23rd (Korean time). The media described Lee Jung-hoo as a “star recruited in San Francisco offseason” and said, “Lee Jung-hoo was filmed drinking orange juice.”
SF Gate reported that Lee Jung-hoo had an ordinary day in the city. Nevertheless, the media was glad to see Lee Jung-hoo, who recognized the area around Oracle Park and spent time drinking a lot of orange juice.
He also showed interest in a video of Lee Jung-hoo, who appeared on his previous team’s Kiwoom Heroes YouTube account. “In the YouTube vlog, Lee Jung-hoo is eating chicken wings at a craft beer bar next to the entrance to the home stadium,” the media said, noting, “It shows him speaking in Korean.”
Another local media outlet, the San Francisco Chronicle, also highlighted Lee Jung-hoo. The media listed Lee Jung-hoo on the “15 baseball players to pay attention to in the Bay Area” on the 13th. The “Bay Area” includes San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. It refers to an area that forms a city over the San Francisco Bay (灣).
Due to the growing popularity in the region, the San Francisco club put Lee Jung-hoo at the forefront of its marketing. Lee Jung-hoo decided to present 20,000 bobblehead dolls to the audience at a home game against the Colorado Rockies on July 28. 라바카지노도메인
As part of marketing, MLB teams hold events to distribute some players’ bobblehead dolls at certain games. Mainly, the team’s representative players are the main characters of the bobblehead dolls. However, the team’s choice was rookie Lee Jung-hoo, who has not even debuted yet. This shows how much trust the team has in Lee Jung-hoo.