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’.
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 holders on the rights. 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. 바카라
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.”