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.
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
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?
"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
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.
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
The pitching graph is brought to you by our friends over at myKBO.net. Click on the link for more information, stats and analysis. Matthew Care While Jeff Manship's September ERA of 6.94 would have you think that SK have an advantage coming into the first wild card game, the very nature of the wildcard format,… Continue reading KBO Wildcard. SK Wyverns @ NC Dinos. Our contributors give their predictions…
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
So, goodbye 2017 KBO regular season. You were very good, sometimes amazing, and often frustrating. The final day might have been a bit anti-climatic but this was the closest pennant race in history and even up to 6pm, we didn't know for sure who'd be playing SK Wyverns in the wild card game. It started… Continue reading How did your team fare? Here’s our club-by-club summary in 50 words.
Last Friday we called the meeting of Doosan Bears v Kia Tigers in Gwangju as a game neither team could afford to lose. The Tigers lost, emphatically, and then surrendered their lead at the summit of the table after Sunday's demoralizing 5-0 loss to Hanwha Eagles. The Bears had clawed back a seemingly impossible 13… Continue reading Tigers v Bears. This is all you need to know.