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
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?
Like America and Canada, Korea has had a love of food at baseball games since the Korean Baseball Organization's inaugural season in 1982. Much akin to Duke Snider's statement that hot dogs taste better at the ballpark than at home, chicken and beer, or chimaek (치맥) as it is more commonly known, has held similar… Continue reading KBO Players Pitching-In For Pig-Feet
When you look at his 2017 stats to date, it seems ludicrous to even pinpoint second baseman An Chi-hong as a ticking time bomb in Kia Tigers' season. The league leaders are without a recognised closer (Friday night in Suwon confirmed this), a reliable bullpen arm and possess two catchers who, despite showing promising early… Continue reading An Chi-hong’s dip in form has gone under the radar, but the Tigers should be worried.
On this week's episode, we are joined by the founder of mykbo.net Danny Kurtz to discuss what inspired him to create the site, what he's up to now, and what's going on in the KBO. Don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!
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.
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.