Back in May 2019, when BTS‘s Suga met the South Korean MLB pitcher Ryu Hyun Jin on the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, the idol briefly talked about being a fan of the South Korean baseball staff Samsung Lions.
The official Twitter @dodgers tweet capturing the second quickly acquired retweeted by the Samsung staff’s official @twittlions, with an excited caption that celebrated Suga’s help.
— 삼성 라이온즈 (@twittlions) May 8, 2019
What was that, Suga-nim?! Did we hear ‘Samsung Fan’ on the finish there?! PLEASE CONFIRM, SUGA-NIM!!! We would like to have you ever out right here on the Lions Stadium for a visitor pitch. Give us a holler!
Actually, Suga by no means hid his love for baseball and for the Samsung Lions staff hailing from his hometown of Daegu. His tweets, from as early as 2014, confirmed that he has at all times been a diehard Lions’ fan. Back in 2016, when he photographed his new studio, he hung a Samsung Lions uniform along with his identify and quantity on his chair — proving his loyalty to the staff.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) April 6, 2016
— Suga @BTS_twt
Still, Suga’s direct point out of the staff in 2019 drove the guy Lions’ followers wild. In truth, the Samsung Lions mascot Lenny even put up a video on the staff’s official YouTube channel @Lions TV inviting Suga to the house stadium, boasting a full set of uniforms and merchandise devoted to his go to!
And with these efforts by @twittlions to “bring Suga home to Daegu,” the endearing nickname was birthed: Samsung Lions followers instantly started referring to Suga because the staff’s most adored “doryunnim (도련님)” or the “Young Master!”
Note the Korean title doryunnim originates from the Joseon period, as a time period to consult with single, aristocratic males. With time, nonetheless, the time period got here to be carefully related to younger masters of excessive standing and wealth, belonging to prestigious households. Perfect for Suga, Daegu’s famous person, certainly!
And it seems just like the Lions followers haven’t since stopped ready for the Young Master’s return.
On May 15, 2021 KST, the official Instagram account @lapark_official, run by the Daegu Samsung Lions Park (the staff’s dwelling stadium in Daegu), shared some photos of a pop-up sales space promoting BTS x STONEHENgE equipment.
A BTS x STONEHENgE pop-up sales space is now open on the Daegu Samsung Lions Park!
At the relatively out-of-the-blue announcement, Lions followers couldn’t assist however surprise if the pop-up sales space may very well be “hinting at” their doryunnim coming dwelling… perhaps even to pitch at a recreation!
- “What the-?!”
- “Wait, is doryunnim coming to pitch?”
- “Is he actually pitching?”
- “Pitching for postseason, maybe?!”
- “Yeah! Come pitch for us BTS!”
And after all, ARMYs can’t get sufficient of those baseball followers swooning over the Young Master. It positive seems like Suga’s out amassing followers from left and proper.
- “Doryunnim, LOL! Samsung baseball fans are so cute.”
- “I had no idea they call him the young master, LMAO. I heard Samsung’s winning the season though, Suga must be super happy! Haha.”
- “HAHA! Excuse me?! Someone please explain since when and why my baby became a doryunnim of the Samsung house?!”
- “Young master!”
- “What the heck, ROFL. Our lil’ meow meow is a whole doryunnim now?! Haha.”
Could it’s within the close to future, particularly after Suga utterly recovers from his shoulder surgical procedure, that the star doryunnim may grace the mound to throw some ball? Both Samsung Lions and BTS followers patiently await.