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3 big questions in the second half of the season.

All-Star is over and now the leagues hurtles towards the conclusion of the reg.......wait! No, there's another break in mid August for almost 3 weeks as the 2018 Asia Games get underway in Indonesia. So, we could effectively break this season down into 3 parts. Pre All Star; Pre Asia Games; Post Asia Games. In… Continue reading 3 big questions in the second half of the season.

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Defending champions slipping away as the top 5 pull clear

The KIA Tigers are, on-form, the worst team in Korean baseball going into the All Star break. A 5 game losing streak is bad enough, but having the last-placed NC Dinos sweep you midweek makes it so much worse. KIA are the defending champions, but sit 6th in the table, 3 games back from Nexen… Continue reading Defending champions slipping away as the top 5 pull clear

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GSKBO’s half term report. Part 2: The rest.

This is part 2 of GSKBO's half term report. Now we look at the teams sitting outside the play-offs and offer our own verdict on how their season has gone. There is still a long way to go and as Doosan Bears showed in 2017, it doesn't matter how far back you are at this… Continue reading GSKBO’s half term report. Part 2: The rest.

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GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.

The Korean baseball season, which runs from the end of March to either late October or early November (depending on rain outs), is a 144-game season. Last week, at different times, every one of the 10 league clubs arrived at the half-way point of their season; game 72. In reality, it doesn't quite feel like… Continue reading GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.

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Glorious Hanbat could soon be the last of the old KBO ballparks.

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.

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GrandslamKBO Episode 31- Korean Series Part II, Games 1 & 2

Brian and Andrew catch up on the action from games 1 and 2 in Gwangju on Wednesday and Thursday. They also preview game 3 with Pat Dean starting for the Kia Tigers and Michael Bowden starting for the Doosan Bears. Game 3 is on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Jamsil Stadium, Seoul. You can catch… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Episode 31- Korean Series Part II, Games 1 & 2

Andre Linde, Andrew Farrell, Brian Richards, Bullpen, Choi Heong-woo, Doosan Bears, Dustin Nippert, Experience, Featured writer, Gwangju-KIA Champions Field, Hector Noesi, Home runs, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, Jang Won-jun, KIA Tigers, Korean Series, Lee Beom-ho, Michael Bowden, Michael Delgado, Oh Jae-won, Pennant race, Play-offs, Predictions, Roger Bernardina, Series Preview, Travis Compton, Yang Eui Ji

Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. Who’s winning and why?

On Wednesday, two of the biggest and most successful clubs in KBO history will face off in the Korean Series for the very first time. Gwangju-based KIA Tigers, vying for an 11th KBO title and first in 8 years, finished top of the regular season standings with a record of 87-56-1. They've sat idle for… Continue reading Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. Who’s winning and why?

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GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 30 – Korean Series, JeeHo Yoo

"A Doosan series win in 5 to 6 games, all thanks to Ham Deok Ju. But I don't see a sweep either way." That's how Yonhap News sports writer Jeeho Yoo seems to think the Korean Series will end. Jeeho also highlighted the key players for both teams, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and when… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 30 – Korean Series, JeeHo Yoo

Andrew Farrell, Brian Richards, Bullpen, Doosan Bears, Dustin Nippert, Eric Hacker, Eric Thames, Errors, Featured writer, Home runs, Jang Won-jun, Jeff Manship, Korean Series, Matthew Care, Michael Bowden, NC Dinos, Play-offs, Predictions, Recap, Series Preview, Son A-seop, Typical KBO game, Xavier Scruggs

Eric Hacker v Michael Bowden. Game 3 preview.

The play-off roadshow returns to Masan as Doosan Bears and NC Dinos look to put a foot firmly in the Korean Series with a win in Game 3. The best-of-5 series is delicately balanced at 1 win apiece after two gloriously high scoring games at a raucous Jamsil midweek. NC, led by part-time cheerleader Eric… Continue reading Eric Hacker v Michael Bowden. Game 3 preview.

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GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 29 – Playoff Special II with Danny Kurtz

The semi-playoffs is finished and the Lotte Giants are eliminated. Now we look ahead to the playoff series between the NC Dinos and the Doosan Bears. MyKBO.net founder Danny Kurtz also joins us to give us his thoughts. We then finish up by discussing some of the latest news in the KBO. Don’t forget to… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 29 – Playoff Special II with Danny Kurtz