After 29 years without a Korean Series title, the LG Twins have a symbol of their longevity: a Rolex watch. Former LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo, who passed away in 2018, had a love for the baseball team that was second to none among business owners .In 1998, Koo bought a Rolex watch for 80 million won, saying, “Give it to the MVP of the Korean Series if we win the championship .Four years later, in 2002, LG made it to the Korean Series, only to be swept by the Samsung Lions, marking a return to the Korean Series after a 21-year absence .Rolex watches have been a hot topic of conversation among LG players as they attempt to win their first Korean Series title since 1994.
When asked at the KBO Korean Series media day at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on June 6, LG captain Oh Ji-hwan said, “Who do you think will get the Rolex watch?” “I just think I want it. The Rolex watch, which is still locked away in a safe, is worth a fortune .It was worth close to $100 million 25 years ago, so you can expect its market value to have risen dramatically. It also symbolizes the championship of LG, one of the most popular teams in the KBO. Im Chan-kyu had a big decision to make for Oh Ji-hwan.”I would rather have a Rolex than the Korean Series MVP (because I want it so badly),” he declared, “but if I win the MVP, the Rolex will be given to Ji-hwan. Instead, he got a promise from Ji-hwan, who was sitting next to him, “If we win (MVP or not), I will buy him a Rolex.”
For Im, that meant a Rolex if the team won. After helping LG clinch the top spot in the regular season with his play this year, he hopes to cap it off with a Korean Series title. “If you win the championship and become a free agent, you’ll have to look for me without me telling you,” he said, drawing laughter from LG President Cha Myung-seok, with whom he has a close relationship .Im also prepared a winning ceremony in advance .After NC Dinos captain Yang Yang-ji, who won the 2020 Korean Series, made a splash by lifting the “Execution Sword,” an item from NC Soft’s flagship game “Lineage,” preparing for the ceremony was also a task .Referring to the styler, a representative product of LG’s core business of home appliances, Lim Chan-kyu said, “I don’t think anything is impossible. I’ll do anything, so I hope you don’t worry .”Hearing this, the LG team members also put aside their nerves for the moment and smiled broadly in unison before the 바카라사이트 first game of the Korean Series.