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Top of the First 09/26/2017: 8 Days To Go In The Closest KBO Season In Recent Memory

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

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The smart money is on Doosan as Gwangju prepares to host the game of the season.

Well, this is it. The KBO has gotten the sort of headline-grabbing season ending game it was craving. Friday night in Gwangju. Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. The country's most successful club verus the back-to-back reigning champions.  Both, with massive fanbases. It probably isn't stretching things to suggest that whoever wins this game will win… Continue reading The smart money is on Doosan as Gwangju prepares to host the game of the season.

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Top Of The First 19-20/Sep/2017: The Make Up Schedule Is Upon Us!

Welcome to a brief retrospect on last weekend's action, and a look ahead at the games to come as the KBO enters the final two weeks of the 2017 season. Here’s how the standings look after this past weekend: Statistics and standings from the KBO and myKBO. After earning two wins against the kt wiz… Continue reading Top Of The First 19-20/Sep/2017: The Make Up Schedule Is Upon Us!

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Revenge of the Basement Dwellers: A look ahead to the weekend series, September 16th & 17th

The Thursday/Friday series saw all three of the teams stuck in the basement remind the league that they still know how to play baseball. The Hanwha Eagles and the kt wiz both managed a two game sweep, and the Samsung Lions got a win and a tie. Additionally, the SK Wyverns really helped their own… Continue reading Revenge of the Basement Dwellers: A look ahead to the weekend series, September 16th & 17th

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This season is wide open, and it is likely to be for years to come.

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.

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Time is running out to see the Lion King one more time.

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.

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Kia meet Doosan and Lotte host NC. Is this the league’s defining week?

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?

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An Chi-hong’s dip in form has gone under the radar, but the Tigers should be worried.

When you look at his 2017 stats to date, it seems ludicrous to even pinpoint second baseman An Chi-hong as a ticking time bomb in Kia Tigers' season. The league leaders are without a recognised closer (Friday night in Suwon confirmed this), a reliable bullpen arm and possess two catchers who, despite showing promising early… Continue reading An Chi-hong’s dip in form has gone under the radar, but the Tigers should be worried.

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A KBO trade on a Monday morning as the Tigers go in search of a reliable bullpen arm.

The last time Kim Sehyeon wore the Nexen Heroes uniform was on a hot and humid Wednesday night in Jamsil. The KBO 2016 save leader was summoned to close out a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th against the LG Twins. Andy Van Hekken had put Nexen within touching distance of a series… Continue reading A KBO trade on a Monday morning as the Tigers go in search of a reliable bullpen arm.

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The NC Dinos make the most of the All-Star break.

Twenty fours before the 2017 All-Star event got under way at Daegu's Samsung Lions Park, the NC Dinos exited Champions Field with heads bowed. The Kia Tigers had just wrapped up a dominating sweep, recording a comfortable 7-1 win to stretch their lead at the top to a seemingly unassailable eight games*. Wednesday's collapse was… Continue reading The NC Dinos make the most of the All-Star break.