Well, this is it. The KBO has gotten the sort of headline-grabbing season ending game it was craving. Friday night in Gwangju. Kia Tigers v Doosan Bears. The country's most successful club verus the back-to-back reigning champions. Both, with massive fanbases. It probably isn't stretching things to suggest that whoever wins this game will win… Continue reading The smart money is on Doosan as Gwangju prepares to host the game of the season.
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!
"I've gotten into photography now and this country is absolutely loaded with beautiful places. There's a bunch of national parks I've yet to visit. My wife and I are trying to make the most of this opportunity." Jeff Manship is more renowned for being a star pitcher with the NC Dinos and also having pitched… Continue reading GrandslamKBO Podcast Episode 25 – Jeff Manship & Jason Lee
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
Welcome to a brief retrospect on the games from yesterday, and an overview of the second games from the first mid-week series. 09/12/2017 Doosan Bears 14:13 NC Dinos: Sometimes, the KBO happens. Yesterday it happened three times for Doosan and NC, and for the neutral fans it was glorious. Last year's MVP, Dustin Nippert in… Continue reading Top of the First 09/13/2017: Nobody wants to be fifth!
"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
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.