MLB Opening Game: G-Dragon and Park Chan-ho joyful encounter sparks excitement

G-Dragon and Park Chan-ho met each other at the MLB Opening Game.

On the afternoon of the 20th, 2024 MLB Opening Game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres of the Major League Baseball (MLB) was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul’s Guro-gu. On this day, many stars gathered for congratulatory performances and to watch the game.

aespa, who garnered attention for throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium in New York last year, performed before the game. Park Jung-hyun sang the national anthems of both the United States and Korea. Celebrities such as Cha Eun-woo, Ong Seong-wu, Ji Sung and Lee Bo-young, Hwang Jae-gyun (KT Wiz), T-ara’s Jiyeon and her husband, comedian Kim Young-chul, and singer Shaun also attended the MLB opening game.

Park Chan-ho, the first Korean Major Leaguer and special advisor to the San Diego Padres, walked onto the mound to throw an impressive ceremonial first pitch amid cheers from the crowd. Singer G-Dragon couldn’t help but feel embarrassed as his song echoed throughout the Gocheok Sky Dome.

Moreover, after the game started, a photo of G-Dragon and Park Chan-ho watching the game together from the VIP seats was shared on social media, attracting attention.

In the photo, G-Dragon was seen watching the game with Galaxy Corporation CEO Choi Yong-ho (right), GS Vice President Heo Seo-hong (left), and former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson (background). Particularly, the scene of G-Dragon engaging in a cheerful conversation with Park Chan-ho after the ceremonial first pitch and watching the game together became a hot topic.