Yonhap News sports writer Jeeho Yoo joins the podcast this week to give his thoughts on the Korean team selected for the Asia Games this summer and the World Cup. Also, Brian and Andrew sit back down in front of the Dome to discuss World Cup excitement in Korea and if it will have any… Continue reading GSKBO S2E12 – Jeeho Yoo, Asia Games, and the World Cup?
Andrew is off in a far away land, so Matt and Brian are on their own. While enjoying the summer weather outside of the Gocheok Sky Dome they discuss the voting for the up-coming All-Star game, the LG Twins' run of success, and the NC's Dino's run in the opposite direction. Matt also catches back… Continue reading GSKBO S2E11 – He’s An All-Star
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
This week, Andrew and Brian have a chat about the excellent pitching duel in the Gocheok Sky Dome between the Nexen Heroes and NC Dinos. They also give their thoughts on the recent air quality issues in Korea and how they have affected KBO games. Finally, the LG Twins are stealing signs and they don't… Continue reading GSKBO S2E5 – Jaguar Seats
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!
Long before you break down the performance of every team in the 2017 KBO season, and how they've fared against each other, one stat jumps off the page when you're looking at the current standings. That is how many teams have winning percentages above .500. The number currently stands at 7. There are 10 teams… Continue reading This season is wide open, and it is likely to be for years to come.
"Junior (Lee Jeong Hoo), he's good. Watching him is pretty special....he's not just hitting bad pitchers, he's hitting the best guys that are out there." Nexen Heroes star Jake Brigham is considered one of the very few impressive mid-season pick ups in KBO history. The pitcher joins us this week to discuss the brilliance of… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 23 – Jake Brigham & Danny Kurtz
One of South Korea's most decorated (and loved) baseball players has entered his final September as a pro. Lee Seung-yeop of the Samsung Lions is retiring at the end of this season, bringing down the curtain on a glittering career. Lee's beloved Lions have struggled all year and won't be playing playoff baseball. So, this… Continue reading Time is running out to see the Lion King one more time.
On episode 21 of Grand Slam KBO, it was put to Yonhap's Jeeho Yoo that the 2017 season is much more exciting than we could have imagined. Korea was, don't forget, rebounding from a miserable WBC when Israel and the Netherlands stormed the Gocheok Dome and national team suffered an early, embarrassing exit. Six months… Continue reading Kia meet Doosan and Lotte host NC. Is this the league’s defining week?
"Wiji (Yang Eui Ji) is a stud, on and off the field." See what else Michael Bowden has to say about working with Yang, Doosan's stellar season last year, and what he's up to now. Also, check out what Hanwha fan Phil Drendall has to say about his team and their future. Don't forget to… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 20