Song Joong Ki’s fanboy dreams must have come true now that he’s thrown out the first pitch for his favorite pro baseball team!
On the afternoon of September 5, the actor took the mound at the Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium, the home of the Hanwha Eagles, for the team’s game against the Doosan Bears.
Song Joong Ki was born in Daejeon, and he’s a huge fan of the Hanwha Eagles. At his military service discharge ceremony this May, he even said, “I love baseball. The Hanwha Eagles were a big source of strength to me while I was serving.”
As he stands on the mound and greets the audience, one of the announcers comments, “The cheers from the female fans are amazing,” and his co-announcer hilariously replies, “Well, he’s very handsome!” No doubt about that.
Song Joong Ki winds up like a pro, and then makes a pitch that gets the crowd cheering. An announcer comments, “He must have been under a lot of pressure, but that was a pretty great throw.”
Check out the video of Song Joong Ki throwing out the first pitch below!
Mydaily - Naver: Song Joong Ki 'flower boy pitch'
1. [+2,890, -104] How is he 31?.. ㄷㄷ He's extremely handsome
2. [+2,154,-82] Joong Ki hyung's a Hanhwa fan.. Handsome
3. [+1,679, -138] He's really handsome but an athlete's shoulders are unmatched. He looked tiny in that uniform
4. [+1,256, -64] I'm a man and I think he's cool
5. [+435, -22] From Jo In Sung to Song Joong Ki ㅋㅋ Hanhwa fans must be overjoyed. The giraffe could be next ㄷㄷ
6. [+367, -25] The class of a Hanhwa fan ㄷ ㄷ ㄷ Jo in Sung and Song Joong Ki ㅋㅋㅋ
7. [+199, -10] Seriously, how is he 31 years old?
8. [+131, -31] He was rivals with Kim Soo Hyun prior to his enlistment. Hurry up and wow us with your acting!!
A representative from KBS 2TV’s “Descendants of the Sun” released stills from the drama for the first time on Instagram on September 17. They show images of actors Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki exuding perfect chemistry.
The scene portrays the fateful meeting of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. Song Joong Ki playing Yoo Shi Jin, the captain of the special forces, displays charisma in his army uniform and sunglasses. Song Hye Kyo who plays the role of Dr. Kang Mo Yeon turns to look longingly at Song Joong Ki. She’s as beautiful as ever even in everyday clothes. The fans are anticipating their perfect onscreen chemistry.
“Descendants of the Sun” is a story of a young soldier and doctor pursuing love and dreams as strangers in a distant land. It’s a melodrama portraying the very essence of life.
“Descendants of the Sun” is a 100 percent pre-production drama and is already gaining attention with Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s appearances. It is also a comeback project for the writer Kim Eun Sook of “The Heirs” and is the most anticipated drama of 2016.
Dispatch - Naver: "This couple will cross paths"... Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki, a first chemistry of its kind
1. [+3,190, -277] Please never cross paths in real life too...
2. [+2,383, -243] Honestly, Song Hye Kyo's visuals and acting were awesome in 'That Winter the Wind Blows'. Why did she have to evade taxes?
3. [+1,643, -145] The plot seems fresh but they really had to stick in a love story ㅋㅋㅋ
4. [+1,191, -176] What kind of old-fashioned plot is this? A love story between a soldier and a doctor?
5. [+547, -71] Hye Kyo-ya, leave Joong Ki alone
6. [+461, -69] Am I the only one who thinks they match? They look like a noona and her dongsaeng
7. [+384, -55] I hope they won't date in real life. Not this time Hye Kyo-ya
8. [+371, -48] Please don't lure Song Joong Ki
9. [+291, -39] Song Joong Ki's handsome
10. [+137, -38] What if Song Hye Kyo dates him too? Leave Joong Ki alone
11. [+108, -14] Ah... Song Joong Ki got hunkier
12. [+115, -38] The guy on the far left is hotter than Joong Ki
13. [+80, -20] Just look at Song Joong Ki rocking that uniform. His pose is super cool♥
Song Joong Ki is the new model for Kolon Sport.
Here is the full ad video for his campaign (I recommend watching it for the pretty!):
You can watch more videos at their YouTube page!
Article Sources: soompi 1, 2; kkuljaem 1, 2
Picture Sources: spotvnews 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; sportschosun 1; Kolon Sport Facebook 1
Video Sources: spotv; Kolon Sport
I should really learn Korean. This took longer than I expected but I thought I would post this before Park Seo Joon steals my heart tonight. Lol. He is going to be on some magazines but I will post again with some updates later.