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3 big questions in the second half of the season.

All-Star is over and now the leagues hurtles towards the conclusion of the reg.......wait! No, there's another break in mid August for almost 3 weeks as the 2018 Asia Games get underway in Indonesia. So, we could effectively break this season down into 3 parts. Pre All Star; Pre Asia Games; Post Asia Games. In… Continue reading 3 big questions in the second half of the season.

An Chi-hong, Andrew Farrell, Bullpen, Choi Heong-woo, Draft picks, Eric Hacker, Experience, Injury, KBO All-Star Game, KIA Tigers, Korean Series, Lee Beom-ho, Lotte Giants, Na Ji-hwan, Pat Dean, Pitching, Play-offs, Roger Bernardina, Stolen bases, Uncategorized, Yang Hyun-jeong

Defending champions slipping away as the top 5 pull clear

The KIA Tigers are, on-form, the worst team in Korean baseball going into the All Star break. A 5 game losing streak is bad enough, but having the last-placed NC Dinos sweep you midweek makes it so much worse. KIA are the defending champions, but sit 6th in the table, 3 games back from Nexen… Continue reading Defending champions slipping away as the top 5 pull clear

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Hanwha Eagles writing new scripts as they power towards the playoffs

Hanwha Eagles pulled down the curtain on the month of June with a walk-off 3-run bomb by Ji Seong-jun. It brought up their 48th win of the season and left them second in the table, best placed to challenge the league's most outstanding team, Doosan Bears. Let's just consider this: with over half the season… Continue reading Hanwha Eagles writing new scripts as they power towards the playoffs

An Chi-hong, Andrew Farrell, Bullpen, Choi Jeong, Doosan Bears, Hanwha Eagles, Henry Sosa, Home runs, Im Ki-yong, Jared Hoying, Josh Lindblom, KBO All-Star Game, KIA Tigers, Korean baseball, Korean Series, KT Wiz, LG Twins, Lotte Giants, Mykbo.net, NC Dinos, Pitching, Play-offs, Predictions, Samsung Lions, SK Wyverns, SK Wyverns Home Run Brigade, Uncategorized, Win Percentage, Yang Hyun-jeong, Yoon Suk Min

GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.

The Korean baseball season, which runs from the end of March to either late October or early November (depending on rain outs), is a 144-game season. Last week, at different times, every one of the 10 league clubs arrived at the half-way point of their season; game 72. In reality, it doesn't quite feel like… Continue reading GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.

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GSKBO S2E10 – Mr. Ambassador and Baseball Down Under

This week, former US Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert joins the podcast to share his memories of baseball in Korea and his prized KBO uniform collection. Sam Finn from the Australian Baseball League talks to Andrew about the expansion of the ABL which includes the admission of a Korean-only baseball team to start this November.… Continue reading GSKBO S2E10 – Mr. Ambassador and Baseball Down Under

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A Look At What Is Going Wrong In Sajik

After the shortest preseason in KBO history. the Lotte Giants kicked off their 2018 campaign with a 7 game losing streak that marked the team's worst start to a season in franchise history. Over the first 14 games of the season, the Giants have continued a run of poor play that has seen them pick… Continue reading A Look At What Is Going Wrong In Sajik

Andre Linde, Andrew Farrell, Brian Richards, Bullpen, Choi Heong-woo, Doosan Bears, Dustin Nippert, Experience, Featured writer, Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, Hector Noesi, Home runs, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Jang Won-jun, KIA Tigers, Korean Series, Lee Beom-ho, Michael Bowden, Michael Delgado, Oh Jae-won, Pennant race, Play-offs, Predictions, Roger Bernardina, Series Preview, Travis Compton, Yang Eui Ji

Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. Who’s winning and why?

On Wednesday, two of the biggest and most successful clubs in KBO history will face off in the Korean Series for the very first time. Gwangju-based KIA Tigers, vying for an 11th KBO title and first in 8 years, finished top of the regular season standings with a record of 87-56-1. They've sat idle for… Continue reading Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. Who’s winning and why?

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GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 30 – Korean Series, JeeHo Yoo

"A Doosan series win in 5 to 6 games, all thanks to Ham Deok Ju. But I don't see a sweep either way." That's how Yonhap News sports writer Jeeho Yoo seems to think the Korean Series will end. Jeeho also highlighted the key players for both teams, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and when… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 30 – Korean Series, JeeHo Yoo

Andrew Farrell, Brian Richards, Bullpen, Doosan Bears, Dustin Nippert, Eric Hacker, Eric Thames, Errors, Featured writer, Home runs, Jang Won-jun, Jeff Manship, Korean Series, Matthew Care, Michael Bowden, NC Dinos, Play-offs, Predictions, Recap, Series Preview, Son A-seop, Typical KBO game, Xavier Scruggs

Eric Hacker v Michael Bowden. Game 3 preview.

The play-off roadshow returns to Masan as Doosan Bears and NC Dinos look to put a foot firmly in the Korean Series with a win in Game 3. The best-of-5 series is delicately balanced at 1 win apiece after two gloriously high scoring games at a raucous Jamsil midweek. NC, led by part-time cheerleader Eric… Continue reading Eric Hacker v Michael Bowden. Game 3 preview.

Andy Marte, Andy Van Hekken, Brett Pill, Bullpen, Choi Jeong, Donn Roach, Doosan Bears, Errors, Hector Noesi, Henry Sosa, Home runs, Jake Brigham, Jang Won-jun, KBO All-Star Game, KIA Tigers, KT Wiz, Lee Jong-hoo, Lee Seung-yeop, LG Twins, Lotte Giants, Mykbo.net, NC Dinos, Nexen Heroes, Park Yong-taek, Pennant race, Play-offs, Power rankings, Predictions, Prospects, Recap, Retirement, Returning hero, Ryan Feierabend, Samsung Lions, SK Wyverns, SK Wyverns Home Run Brigade, Son A-seop, Stolen bases, Typical KBO game, Wilim Rosario, Win Percentage, Yang HyeonJong

How did your team fare? Here’s our club-by-club summary in 50 words.

So, goodbye 2017 KBO regular season. You were very good, sometimes amazing, and often frustrating. The final day might have been a bit anti-climatic but this was the closest pennant race in history and even up to 6pm, we didn't know for sure who'd be playing SK Wyverns in the wild card game. It started… Continue reading How did your team fare? Here’s our club-by-club summary in 50 words.