On Sunday at 2pm, Lotte Giants will host NC Dinos in an intriguing South-East play-off derby. Lotte surprised everyone this season, finishing third, ahead of their regional rivals. In our first play-off podcast of 2017, Andrew Farrell and Matthew Care look back on an exciting regular season, NC's rather unexpected hammering of SK Wyverns in… Continue reading GSKBO Play-off Podcast Special. Lotte Giants v NC Dinos.
After strong outings by the Doosan Bears and NC Dinos on Sunday, KIA and Lotte today have the opportunity to maintain the pressure on their rivals in the battles for first, and third. Here’s how the top 4 shapes up heading into the last 8 days of the season. After a week that saw them… Continue reading Top of the First 09/26/2017: 8 Days To Go In The Closest KBO Season In Recent Memory
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
Long before you break down the performance of every team in the 2017 KBO season, and how they've fared against each other, one stat jumps off the page when you're looking at the current standings. That is how many teams have winning percentages above .500. The number currently stands at 7. There are 10 teams… Continue reading This season is wide open, and it is likely to be for years to come.
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.
On episode 21 of Grand Slam KBO, it was put to Yonhap's Jeeho Yoo that the 2017 season is much more exciting than we could have imagined. Korea was, don't forget, rebounding from a miserable WBC when Israel and the Netherlands stormed the Gocheok Dome and national team suffered an early, embarrassing exit. Six months… Continue reading Kia meet Doosan and Lotte host NC. Is this the league’s defining week?
"Wiji (Yang Eui Ji) is a stud, on and off the field." See what else Michael Bowden has to say about working with Yang, Doosan's stellar season last year, and what he's up to now. Also, check out what Hanwha fan Phil Drendall has to say about his team and their future. Don't forget to… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 20
On a hot and humid night in Busan on Sunday, July 9th a man stands up from the place he has occupied in the bullpen for the past two nights since his call-up from the Futures League and begins to warm up. The last out has just been recorded in the top of the seventh,… Continue reading Jo JeongHun Returns To Action In The KBO After Seven Years
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.