The scheduled appearance is part of “Korea Week,” a promotional series of events to take place July 25 through 28 to “capitalize on the success and popularity” of pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and Reds’ hitter Shin-Soo Choo, Chosun Ilbo reports. The two teams will go head-to-head four times that week.
“Korea Week” is organized the Korea Tourism Organization in Los Angeles. KTO has dubbed July 28 “Korea Day” and intends to honor Girls’ Generation and Dodgers pitcher Ryu as promotional ambassadors. As part of the “Korea Day” events, there will also be themed performances, including a taekwondo demonstration.
This is not the first time a member of Girls’ Generation has graced Dodger’s Stadium. In May, Tiffany threw out the ceremonial first pitch.