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Hyun Soo Kim's ramen commercial from 2010 is here, makes little sense

Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was probably never a bigger star in the Korean Baseball Organization than in 2010, when he earned his third straight KBO Golden Glove Award and batted .344 over that same stretch.

Fortunately, thanks to the Internet, we now know how he capitalized on his success: with a ramen commercial.

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As an English and Spanglish speaker, I can only partly understand this ramen commercial. Here is my summary: Hyun Soo Kim is at the plate in a KBO game. He is playing for the Doosan Bears. A right-hander throws him an inside pitch. Wham! He strokes it.

This makes him two-pump-fist-level happy.

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Then the rain comes. Kim is stuck in the dugout. This makes him towel-on-head-in-the-rain sad.

The crowd clears out, except for a young female Doosan Bears fan holding aloft a sign with (presumably) Korean characters, "100%" and a hammer making sparks. It is unclear whether Kim sees her.

He is still in the dugout, still sad, still looking at the rain that's getting in the way of his turning on inside pitches.

But wait! There's a ... UFO!?

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No, wait! It's a UFO with a Paldo ramen noodles cover! And it fits the ballpark like a Lego roof! At last, there is cover for baseball or, more likely, ramen noodle eating.

No. The rain has continued.

But at least Kim has his ramen noodles, and so does former Hanwha Eagles and current Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu. (Noodle endorsements may or may not make up approximately half of Ryu's net worth.) They share a grin as they scarf down the first meal of what will be years of constant rainfall brought on by these ramen noodle aliens. The end.

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