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[NYT] Sung Woo Lee is the Best Sports Story of the Year

August 14, 2014
Sung Woo Lee, center, speaks to the local media after arriving at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Lee is a Kanas City Royals fan from South Korea and came to Kansas City to see his first Royals game. He will see five games and throw out the first pitch on Monday (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Brian Davidson)

Sung Woo Lee, center, speaks to the local media after arriving at Kansas City International Airport Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Lee is a Kanas City Royals fan from South Korea and came to Kansas City to see his first Royals game. He will see five games and throw out the first pitch on Monday (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Brian Davidson)

Longtime Kansas City Royals fan Sung Woo Lee, from South Korea, celebrates with Royals mascot Sluggerrr after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Longtime Kansas City Royals fan Sung Woo Lee, from South Korea, celebrates with Royals mascot Sluggerrr after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

They all agree.  The biggest Korean Royals fan’s trip to Kansas City is the best sports story of the year.

Sung Woo Lee caught an early morning flight for Seoul on Thursday, but he left the most unlikely and unforgettable story.

New York Post wrote “Korean Royals fan’s trip is the feel-good baseball story of the year,” and  now The New York Times has published a must-read piece by Rany Jazayerli. 

The following is how he told the story.

[THE NEW YORK TIMES]  How do I begin this story? How can I convince you that the greatest story for Royals fans in 29 years is unfolding before our eyes, and its protagonist lives a hemisphere away, speaks imperfect (but diligent) English and had never set foot in Kauffman Stadium until last Thursday?  [READ MORE]

 

 

 

 

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