This week Brian and Andrew went to a love motel in Seoul to meet up with Lotte Giants' star fan Kerry Maher. They discussed what keeps Kerry motivated to go to so many games and how he feels about the Giants recent struggles. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and our… Continue reading GSKBO S2E17 – Kerry Maher
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On episode 16, Andrew went to Jamsil Baseball Stadium to meet Doosan Bears starter Josh Lindblom. They talked about battling this insane heat, being a KBO All Star and pitching to two of the best catchers the league has ever seen, Kang Min-ho and Yang Eui-Ji. Andrew also sat down with Brian and about 200… Continue reading GSKBO S2E16 – Josh Lindblom
All-Star is over and now the leagues hurtles towards the conclusion of the reg.......wait! No, there's another break in mid August for almost 3 weeks as the 2018 Asia Games get underway in Indonesia. So, we could effectively break this season down into 3 parts. Pre All Star; Pre Asia Games; Post Asia Games. In… Continue reading 3 big questions in the second half of the season.
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
He swung! Pierzynski! He's gotta throw it down! It's a perfect day for Philip Humber. On the 21st of April, 2012 in Seattle. The 20th perfect game in regular season history.....How about that? https://youtu.be/BCqryvXZ9YA The greatest moment of Philip Humber's career occurred at Safeco Field, Seattle, during the Chicago White Sox' 5-0 win over… Continue reading They came to play baseball: #1 Philip Humber.
The crew is back together (on Skype) just in time for the All Star break. We discuss the selections for the All Star game, the potential for a ridiculously long season this year, and we round-out the show with some news updates...including the World Cup (It's coming home?) If you haven’t already, subscribe to the… Continue reading GSKBO S2E15 – All Star
Hanwha Eagles pulled down the curtain on the month of June with a walk-off 3-run bomb by Ji Seong-jun. It brought up their 48th win of the season and left them second in the table, best placed to challenge the league's most outstanding team, Doosan Bears. Let's just consider this: with over half the season… Continue reading Hanwha Eagles writing new scripts as they power towards the playoffs
Matt is away being social, so Brian and Andrew have a chat outside of Jamsil Stadium to discuss Doosan's recent acquisition of Scott Van Slyke, the upcoming Asian Games, and what's going on with the World Cup. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and our YouTube channel. We should have new… Continue reading GSKBO S2E14 – Friday Night Lights
This is part 2 of GSKBO's half term report. Now we look at the teams sitting outside the play-offs and offer our own verdict on how their season has gone. There is still a long way to go and as Doosan Bears showed in 2017, it doesn't matter how far back you are at this… Continue reading GSKBO’s half term report. Part 2: The rest.
The Korean baseball season, which runs from the end of March to either late October or early November (depending on rain outs), is a 144-game season. Last week, at different times, every one of the 10 league clubs arrived at the half-way point of their season; game 72. In reality, it doesn't quite feel like… Continue reading GSKBO’s half-term report. Part 1: The play-off teams.