About Screen Baseball
If you’ve ever wanted to play a game of pickup baseball, you know it’s near impossible. You need 18 players with gloves, bats, helmets and a big field to play. You can of course go to a batting cage in Seoul, but that’s just practice against a machine. But if you’re in Korea, the land of technology and games, you can play screen baseball.
Screen baseball is a baseball simulation game where you step in front of a screen, see a virtual pitcher wind up and then a ball come speeding towards you to swing at. The sensors can see when you make contact, which it will then judge the speed and direction of the ball to see where it would go. Then you’ll watch defensive players catch flys, make double plays on ground balls or watch your home run fly out of the stadium.
You can also adjust the game to be pitch slower for more inexperienced baseball players. If you’re on the other team, you can select your pitch type for your opponent (i.e. fastball, changeup, slider, etc.) to try to trip your opponent up. Also, if you’re interested in pitching, they have a pitching cage that will let you put your fastball to the test.
Screen baseball is more of a video game than an actual baseball simulator, but it’s a lot more interactive than baseball cages, and its tons of fun with a group of friends. You can eat snacks, drink beer and enjoy a full 9-innings of trash talk. Screen baseball is definitely one of the more unique things to do in Seoul.
About Strike Zon
Strike Zon (sic) is one of the first companies to start this entire indoor baseball trend in Korea. They have venues all over Korea (mostly in business districts for office workers to smash their daily stress away). They also have promotions of giving away a Korean children’s snack called “Home Run Ball” (chocolate-filled puffs) when you hit a home run.
Check out their other virtual simulator, screen golf.
Location below is for Jonggak location, but they have locations all over the country. See their official website for locations.