South Korea's professional sport returned to action after the coronavirus shutdown with the opening of a new baseball season Tuesday, while football and golf will soon follow suit in a ray of hope for suspended competitions worldwide.
Fans were divided over the unprecedented format.
"Baseball is finally back! But I wonder when I can actually go to the stadium," tweeted one fan.
Another online user said: "This doesn't feel like the opening of a season at all. I'm watching baseball from home, hugging a pillow."