I have a half-Korean friend who owns a steakhouse restaurant, Thames told Sporting News. He told me that you have to go to Chicago to find some good Korean food. But in Milwaukee, well, it’s good but nothing will be like actually being in Korea.
Game Fabian Johnson Jersey Thames still keeps up with friends he made in Korea. He checks his KakaoTalk (a Korean messaging app) to communicate with his former NC Dinos teammates and front office members, and looks at social media to read comments from his Korean fans.
If I’m in a slump, the fans will write me cheer up and fighting, that kind of stuff, he said.
Thames’ time in the KBO also exposed him to the high level of talent found in the league, and he knows there are at least a few players who could have futures in the big leagues.
Who does he think could be the next big KBO transplants? Here are a few players to follow:
Corey Kluber would be the Cy Young Award front-runner if Chris Sale hadn’t been flat-out unhittable this year.
Kluber was practically unhittable Tuesday for the Indians against the Rockies. Kluber struck out 11 without a walk and allowed just one run off three hits in nine inning. But despite that he was in line for a loss with the Indians down 1-0 to the Rockies heading into the bottom of the ninth.
Yan Gomes is one of the better defensive catchers in baseball, but came through with his bat on Tuesday.
After Austin Jackson tied the game with an RBI single, Gomes ensured Kluber’s stellar outing would result in a win.
Game Fran Tarkenton Jersey Gomes came up with Jackson on first and Bradley Zimmer on third and took his winning swing on the first pitch he saw from Greg Holland.