Now that the 2017 regular season is over, the KBO is all set to get the post season started with the Wild Card series between the SK Wyverns and the NC Dinos. Unlike the MLB wild card, which is just a one and done game, the KBO system is a little more complicated. It is… Continue reading Wild Card 2017 – Preview and Predictions
"This season I've reached two big milestones. I got my one millionth pitch covered, and that entails all baseball from MLB to KBO and so forth. And then about a week later, I recorded my 3000th Major League Baseball game." Ever wondered what a datecaster does? David E. Schultz shares his experiences and career highlights… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 27 – David E. Schultz and the KBO MVP frontrunners.
Nothing seems to get baseball fans more worked up than the unwritten rules of baseball. These can be quite confusing, especially for casual fans of the game, as you can obviously not find them in any official rulebook. Flip your bat after a homer in Korea, and no one bats an eye, but if you… Continue reading Musings on the Unwritten Rules of Baseball
"I think they're important, it keeps the game respectable, it doesn't get the game out of hand. But, on the other hand, them being unwritten....it can also interfere in the game." After bouncing around various teams and leagues, kt wiz pitcher Donn Roach has gotten settled in Korea. He shares his thoughts about the unwritten… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 26 – Donn Roach
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!
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
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!
"They're too close, not in the slot, and too far back at times. So, I think they miss a lot." Baseball umpire John Behrend joins us this week to give us his thoughts on the KBO umpires and the league. He also shares his thoughts about some of the recent KBO scandals. Afterward, we give… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 24 – John Behrend
"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.