10:50 am - 06/16/2012
f(x)'s Krystal to throw opening pitch for Doosan Bears, massive stock sell-off
Following in her sister’s footsteps, f(x)’s Krystal will be throwing the first pitch in the baseball match between the Doosan Bears and Nexen Heroes on June 19th to cheer for the Doosan Bears.
Minutes after the announcement, Doosan shares, which had been trading at ₩125,000 (107 USD) dropped 90% in value as panicked investors coordinated a massive sell-off amid concerns that Krystal’s pitch would be worse or as bad as her sister’s. Despite Doosan’s best efforts, though, it doesn’t seem as if stock prices are going to recover anytime soon. ”It’s a terrible image for any company to have,” said Kim Kyung Jin, a Doosan insider who is not authorized to speak on the matter. ”In Korean tradition, if you have a bad opening pitch, everyone involved on that side will be cursed with bad fortune and seven years of bad sex. This is why investors are so panicked and trying to sell.”
Her agency released a statement to calm investors. “Even in the middle of Krystal’s busy schedule for f(x)’s new album promotion, she is practicing diligently to show off an awesome pitch.”
Currently, Doosan stock is trading at ₩500 (43 cents).
Meanwhile, on Twitter, widespread speculation on how far Krystal’s pitch will go has a led to the creation of a massive betting pool.