90% of fans’ opinions” LG Bok-dong, who turned into a pizza delivery man, made Yang Eui-ji the first ground “Pizza Mukbang.”

Austin Dean, a foreign hitter of the LG Twins in professional baseball, showed a surprise performance in the All-Star Game as a “pizza delivery man.”유흥알바

At the 2024 KBO All-Star Game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Sunday, Austin started as the No. 4 Nanum All-Star first baseman and had a chance to hit with one out and runners on the first and second bases in the first inning.

Austin appeared on his bicycle with a pizza delivery bag in the bullpen at the third base. He skillfully rode a pizza delivery bag in his right hand and a bicycle in his left hand to the dugout.

After getting off the bike, Austin took the pizza out of its delivery bag and handed a slice to catcher Yang Eui-ji. Yang Eui-ji received the pizzas and showed them a pizza mukbang on the ground. Yang Eui-ji became the first player to eat pizza on the ground, probably during an All-Star game.

Austin has prepared for the performance since he was named an All-Star on the coach’s recommendation. “As soon as I was selected as an All-Star, I thought about what to wear and what kind of event or performance to perform,” Austin said in an interview ahead of the game on Sunday. “I told the marketing team and the digital communication team that they prepared it for me right away, so I was able to prepare it quickly.”

Idea actively gathered opinions from fans. “It is right that I asked fans for their opinions. About 90 percent sent me the same opinion, so I decided to accept it positively,” Austin said with a smile. As Austin mentioned that his childhood dream was to be a pizza delivery man during the season, fans strongly recommended his performance.

Austin beat Peraza to win the All-Star Game home run derby held on the 5th. He had four home runs (7 outs) in the preliminary round and advanced to the final with KIA Kim Do-young and Sudden Death, and also decided the winner with Sudden Death in the final.

Austin hit four home runs (10 outs) first in the final, and Peraza hit four home runs through two outs. One more win allowed Peraza to fail to add another. At Sudden Death, Austin hit a home run to win the title.

On Sudden Death, Austin said, “I could have been nervous, but honestly, it was nothing compared to last year’s Korean Series. I participated with the mindset of having fun. I decided to have fun with my family, and I played comfortably. I wanted to finish the game quickly because I thought Peraza would win the final. Even if I lost, I wanted to congratulate her on winning.”

Austin was selected as an All-Star player recommended by the coach, and the best 12 was KIA Lee Woo-sung. However, as Lee Woo-sung was unable to play in the All-Star Game due to a thigh injury, Austin will start the All-Star Game as the first baseman.

Austin said, “I’m very sorry that Lee Woo-sung had to play, but he couldn’t come out due to injury, and I hope he recovers quickly and comes out in the second half. I feel sorry for missing such a good opportunity due to injury and getting it.”

Austin had two hits, one homer, two RBIs and two runs from four times at bat, including a two-run homer in the third inning. However, he ranked second in the MVP voting, trailing only Choi Hyung-woo, who had three hits, one homer and two RBIs from four times at bat. Choi received 19 votes and Austin received two votes.

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