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
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
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.
Andrew is off in a far away land, so Matt and Brian are on their own. While enjoying the summer weather outside of the Gocheok Sky Dome they discuss the voting for the up-coming All-Star game, the LG Twins' run of success, and the NC's Dino's run in the opposite direction. Matt also catches back… Continue reading GSKBO S2E11 – He’s An All-Star
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.
I'm sure most of you living in Korea are not working today. August 15th is Independence Day, and that means baseball starts at the slightly earlier time of....eh....6pm! The weather is still too hot during the day for the KBO to even consider a 2pm start, which is a pity, because the earlier games around… Continue reading Independence Day baseball!
When you look at his 2017 stats to date, it seems ludicrous to even pinpoint second baseman An Chi-hong as a ticking time bomb in Kia Tigers' season. The league leaders are without a recognised closer (Friday night in Suwon confirmed this), a reliable bullpen arm and possess two catchers who, despite showing promising early… Continue reading An Chi-hong’s dip in form has gone under the radar, but the Tigers should be worried.
Twenty fours before the 2017 All-Star event got under way at Daegu's Samsung Lions Park, the NC Dinos exited Champions Field with heads bowed. The Kia Tigers had just wrapped up a dominating sweep, recording a comfortable 7-1 win to stretch their lead at the top to a seemingly unassailable eight games*. Wednesday's collapse was… Continue reading The NC Dinos make the most of the All-Star break.
On this week's episode we are joined by former 1st baseball Brett Pill to discuss his time time playing for the Kia Tiger and his scouting work now. We also talk about our memories of watching him play, the All-Star action, and the upcoming series. *Photo from Yonhap News