Although we did not achieve the victory we expected. However, the Lotte Giants regained the song that symbolizes the team after a long time in the home opener.
Lotte lost 1-7 in the home opening game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against KT Wiz held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 7th. Lotte has a record of 1 win and 3 losses in the season.
From the first inning, Lotte gave KT 2 points thanks to Park Byeong-ho’s timely hit and Jang Seong-woo’s sacrifice fly, and gave away a metallurgical score. Han Dong-hee hit a solo home run at the end of the 5th inning, but KT starter Ko Young-pyo could not score any more runs. In the ninth inning, he scored two runs and practically gave up the game.
Although they did not get the victory they wanted in the opening game, Lotte held a meaningful event. That is, the cheering song ‘Busan Seagull’, which has been loved by fans for 30 years but has not been used in recent years, can be sung again.
On the 6th, Lotte announced, “After continuing to form a consensus with the original singer to quench the fans’ thirst for upbringing and cheering after the corona pandemic, ‘Busan Seagull’ was designated as the official cheering song ahead of the home opening match.”
‘Busan Seagull’, released by singer Moon Seong-jae in 1982, has been loved as a song representing the city of Busan and the Lotte club. In particular, the mournful lyrics and tune for a cheering value touched the hearts of Lotte fans who had gone through a dark period, such as ‘8888577’, and evoked so-called ‘singing together’. Thanks to the existence of this song, Sajik Stadium was called ‘the world’s largest karaoke’.메이저사이트
It’s a song that’s been sung so many times, but since 2018, ‘Busan Seagull’ hasn’t appeared in official cheering. This is because there was no agreement with the copyright holder on the right. For this reason, unlike ‘Come Back to Busan Port’, which was similarly loved, Busan Seagull was deleted from the list of Lotte’s cheering songs for five years.
However, Lotte fans would voluntarily celebrate their victory by singing ‘Busan Seagull’ on their way home after winning the game. It was sung for such a long time, and it was a song with a lot of meaning. In response, the Lotte team had a conversation with composer Shin Dong-hoon, who owns the song copyright, and recently found an agreement.
In particular, the point of view that it was the first home opener where foster support was allowed after the Corona 19 pandemic was more meaningful. An official from the club explained to Star News, “In the meantime, exchanges (with the copyright holder) have been cut off due to Corona 19, but recently it has been in a hurry.”
Composer Shin Dong-hoon said, “Thanks to the passionate Lotte fans, ‘Busan Seagull’ has been loved so far. With this opportunity, we will continue to work with the club so that ‘Busan Seagull’ can resonate louder at Sajik Baseball Stadium.”
Prior to the match, Lotte held the ‘Busan Seagull Official Cheering Song Designation Ceremony’ with Shin. At the club, Lee Kang-hoon, CEO, personally attended the event, adding to its meaning. Then, at the cleaning time after the end of the 5th episode, “Busan Seagull” resounded in the resignation in the voice of singer Joah Lee.
And after the beginning of the 7th episode, the cheering time for ‘Busan Seagull’ finally started amidst the cheers of the fans. Even though the team was trailing 1-4, the spectators who visited the Sajik Baseball Stadium loudly sang a cheering song after a long time.
Previously, Manager Bae Seon-yu in charge of marketing for the club said, “I knew the longing and waiting of Lotte fans for the Busan Seagull, so I really wanted to sing the Busan Seagull as the club’s cheering song. As it will be used as the official cheering song starting this season, I ask for your enthusiastic support.” have said As he said, Lotte’s home opening game in the 2023 season was meaningful because the cheering song that had disappeared for five years was revived.