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
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?
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.
After strong outings by the Doosan Bears and NC Dinos on Sunday, KIA and Lotte today have the opportunity to maintain the pressure on their rivals in the battles for first, and third. Here’s how the top 4 shapes up heading into the last 8 days of the season. After a week that saw them… Continue reading Top of the First 09/26/2017: 8 Days To Go In The Closest KBO Season In Recent Memory
Welcome to a brief retrospect on the games from yesterday, and an overview of the second games from the first mid-week series. 09/12/2017 Doosan Bears 14:13 NC Dinos: Sometimes, the KBO happens. Yesterday it happened three times for Doosan and NC, and for the neutral fans it was glorious. Last year's MVP, Dustin Nippert in… Continue reading Top of the First 09/13/2017: Nobody wants to be fifth!
After a dismal start to August, many would be forgiven for prematurely calling curtains on the Lotte Giants' season. The first series in August saw the Giants swept in Jamsil by fellow playoff hopefuls, the LG Twins, and stranded in seventh place in the KBO standings, 17 games behind first placed KIA Tigers, and 6 games… Continue reading Son A-Seop Joins KBO 20-20 Club And Eyes Possible 200-Hit Season
Like America and Canada, Korea has had a love of food at baseball games since the Korean Baseball Organization's inaugural season in 1982. Much akin to Duke Snider's statement that hot dogs taste better at the ballpark than at home, chicken and beer, or chimaek (치맥) as it is more commonly known, has held similar… Continue reading KBO Players Pitching-In For Pig-Feet
Among the teams in the KBO, very few teams have had as tragic a history in as short of a time as the Suwon kt Wiz. Following joining the league as an expansion team in the 2015 season the wiz have finished last out of ten teams for two seasons in a row, and if their… Continue reading Lee DaeHyung Out For Eight Months
Following Major League Baseball's implementation of instant replay technology in 2008, and it's subsequent upgrade to the modern day system in 2014, many other countries have followed suit in an effort to improve their domestic leagues. When asked for his opinion on video replay technology before his 5000th game, MLB umpire Joe West said to… Continue reading Teething Problems With KBO’s New Instant Replay System
Now that the 2017 All Star break is over, we can look forward to the second half of what has been an enthralling season so far. The Kia Tigers defied the critics by marching to the summit and then staying there. Doosan Bears, back-to-back champions, have been stuck in 3rd gear but remain a decent… Continue reading The 2017 Korean Series champions are…..?