There is a highway from Incheon Airport that veers south before Seoul and eventually plants drivers and passengers to a small outpost on the border with Gyeonggi Province called Seoksu. As you make your way further from the airport and away from the new towns scaring the Incheon skyline, there is a stretch of road… Continue reading Munhak Baseball Stadium is much-loved, and it is easy to see why!
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. Are we about to see a new team reach the KBO summit soon? Despite a respectable 3 wins from 5 last week, the Kia Tigers' prolonged hold on top spot hasn't look this vulnerable for two months. The reason is that the NC Dinos are absolutely killing it now, winning 5 games last week… Continue reading 5 talking points from the second week of June: 6/5~6/11.
It has been a busy few days so no time for a proper rankings piece, unfortunately. Here are three observations from the past week. 1. What do SK Wyverns' home run stats really tell us? As part of our podcast series, the topic of SK's ability to hit home runs has regularly featured off and… Continue reading KBO rankings. First week of June.
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.
Doosan Bears. Won 4, lost 2. A difficult week on paper for Doosan facing the top 2, NC Dinos and Kia Tigers, but they'll be pretty happy with their total of 4 wins, especially as three came in the sweep of the leaders at the weekend. Even the two games they lost to NC were… Continue reading KBO rankings. The play off teams.
In this special, election day episode of the GrandslamKBO podcast we discuss the past week in the KBO and the stadiums around the country with returning guest Matthew Care.
A friend once said that the thing he enjoyed most about Jamsil Baseball Stadium was "the real sense of occasion" as he marched up the steps of exit 5 and into the uncontrolled chaos of kimbap venders, ticket touts and 26,000 people descending on one of Korea's most iconic venues. Fans unlucky to have missed… Continue reading Jamsil Yagujang. An appreciation.