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
By the close of the 2nd inning on Thursday, the long suffering Hanwha Eagles fans were facing the prospect of a record being broken and, unusually for them, in their favour. They'd waited 2083 days to sweep the KIA Tigers, defending KBO champions. And they were doing it in style. Hector Noesi, KIA's 2 million… Continue reading Glorious Hanbat could soon be the last of the old KBO ballparks.
This week Brian and Matt have a chat about Matt's recent article outlining the Lotte Giants' struggles. They also catch-up with Eric McDaniel a player and coach for the Seoul Journeymen, an Independent Baseball League team. Andrew joins the fun on the phone from Daejeon, where he witnessed a Kia Tigers thrashing, courtesy of the… Continue reading GSKBO S2E4 – Hodges and McDaniel
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.
"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
On this week's episode we are joined by former 1st baseball Brett Pill to discuss his time time playing for the Kia Tiger and his scouting work now. We also talk about our memories of watching him play, the All-Star action, and the upcoming series. *Photo from Yonhap News
1. A week of mixed emotions I love baseball. I only got into the sport when I moved to Korea in 2009. Before then, my knowledge of the game was virtually non-existent. But last week's LG v Lotte series in Busan tested the patience a little. Not so much in baseball, but in the KBO.… Continue reading KBO observations from the last week of June.
We talk with former Lotte Giants and Hanwha Eagles pitcher Shane Youman about his time in the KBO, and what he is up to now. We also discuss the latest issues in the KBO and look towards next week. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 14
1. Doosan Bears. Won 4, lost 1. Tuesday's game was rained out but otherwise Doosan continued their decent run of form and moved into the top 3 following LG's horror week. The only blip was Friday's loss at home to kt. What made that game interesting was seeing Yoo Hee-gwon pitch another 9 innings having… Continue reading KBO rankings. End of May
On this week's episode we sit down with Andy Brown to discuss his art and baseball. We also talk about the big events of the last week in the KBO. You can check out Andy's work at andybrownisanartist.com, on Facebook at 'Andy Brown is an artist', or on Twitter @andybisanartist.