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.
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.
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
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
"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
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