After a month long break due to someone's personal commitments (it involved vows), GSKBO returns with a look at the foreign players signed up for the 2018 season, how the slow-burning KBO free agent market is progressing and our differing opinions on Dustin Nippert, Kang Min-ho and Cha Il-mok. Matthew Care joins Brian Richards and… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Episode 33 – Free Agency, Foreigners, & Charity
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.
"This season I've reached two big milestones. I got my one millionth pitch covered, and that entails all baseball from MLB to KBO and so forth. And then about a week later, I recorded my 3000th Major League Baseball game." Ever wondered what a datecaster does? David E. Schultz shares his experiences and career highlights… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 27 – David E. Schultz and the KBO MVP frontrunners.
Nothing seems to get baseball fans more worked up than the unwritten rules of baseball. These can be quite confusing, especially for casual fans of the game, as you can obviously not find them in any official rulebook. Flip your bat after a homer in Korea, and no one bats an eye, but if you… Continue reading Musings on the Unwritten Rules of Baseball
"I think they're important, it keeps the game respectable, it doesn't get the game out of hand. But, on the other hand, them being unwritten....it can also interfere in the game." After bouncing around various teams and leagues, kt wiz pitcher Donn Roach has gotten settled in Korea. He shares his thoughts about the unwritten… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 26 – Donn Roach
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
The first mini series of the week is over, and now we head for the Thursday and Friday collection as the season's end gets closer and closer. If there were no rain outs, these were due to be the final midweek regular season games of 2017. Alas, on we power, to October 3rd. That's when… Continue reading Only three things in life are certain: birth, deaths, and a KIA Tigers bullpen meltdown
"They're too close, not in the slot, and too far back at times. So, I think they miss a lot." Baseball umpire John Behrend joins us this week to give us his thoughts on the KBO umpires and the league. He also shares his thoughts about some of the recent KBO scandals. Afterward, we give… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 24 – John Behrend
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.
"Junior (Lee Jeong Hoo), he's good. Watching him is pretty special....he's not just hitting bad pitchers, he's hitting the best guys that are out there." Nexen Heroes star Jake Brigham is considered one of the very few impressive mid-season pick ups in KBO history. The pitcher joins us this week to discuss the brilliance of… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 23 – Jake Brigham & Danny Kurtz