Watch KBO MVP Eric Thames mash a first-pitch homer during a Spring Training game in California
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mvp 수상은 정말 영광이였습니다. 저를 지지해 주시고 응원해주신 모든 분들에게 감사의 말씀 드리고 싶고 또 한국에서의 야구가 즐거울 수 있도록 만들어주시는 한국의 모든 야구 팬들에게도 감사하다는 말씀 전하고 싶습니다. 감사합니다. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 😎😎~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Incredible feeling to be graced with an MVP award. Thank you to everyone that has supported me and thank you to the fans for making baseball in Korea so enjoyable :) #NC다이노스 #beard #kbo #테임즈 #mvp #blessed #2015
And, well, it doesn't appear that 2016 will be any different:
Yep, Thames demolished the first pitch of his first at-bat during the NC Dino's game against the KT Wiz at San Manuel Stadium (home of the Inland Empire 66ers) in California this weekend, as part of the team's "March West" Spring Training. Whether in Korea or his home state of California, Thames just sends baseballs far, far away.
And it may not be the last homer Thames hits in California this week. In case the time difference was preventing you from thoroughly keeping up with Thames' domination, the Dinos are playing games against the Wiz, who joined them in the U.S., and a few of the area's college teams through the end of February:
And if the way things started are any indication, everybody better strap in for another season of Thames' Baseball Demolition Emporium.
You can watch more highlights of the game below: