[Weekend Picks] KBO preseason* Lotte Giants at Samsung Lions
* Daegu Baseball Stadium, Daegu
* Sunday, 1 p.m.
Two rivals from Gyeongsang will clash in this final preseason game before the regular season begins on April 2.
Baseball fans generally enjoy when the Giants and Lions get together because both teams tend to chuck defense out the window in favor of high-octane hitting performances.
Lotte is led by powerful third-baseman Lee Dae-ho, who last year led the KBO in seven offensive categories and was selected as league MVP.
Meanwhile, Samsung has hired a new manager, Ryu Joong-il. The former Samsung shortstop said he would bring back the Lions’ old style of baseball, which involves being on the attack and putting pressure on opponents.