What a difference a month can make. Near the end of May, Doosan Bears' outfielder Park Kun-woo was slumping so badly at the plate that the usual leadoff hitter was moved down to the No. 9 spot.
The KBO released the guidelines for fans and clubs reopening stadiums on Tuesday. After two months playing baseball behind closed doors, KBO clubs will be permitted to begin allowing fans back into the stands at some point in July.
The NC Dinos, so far the top team in Korean baseball, are also leading everyone in overseas sales of merchandise. In response to growing international interest, the KBO launched an English-language version of its official merchandise site.
The coronavirus pandemic effectively silenced the world of sports. By mid-March, professional leagues around the world had ground to a halt. Now they’re starting up again, but the stadiums are still eerily empty...
It's official. Although the exact date hasn't been finalized, the KBO and other sports leagues in Korea will start allowing fans into stadiums in the near future.
The coronavirus pandemic essentially had the entire sporting world on hold by mid-March this year. Two months later, on May 5, Korea's KBO became one of the very first competitive leagues to start playing anywhere in the world.
For 22-year-old catcher Joo Hyo-sang, having two veteran backstops above him on the Kiwoom Heroes' depth chart is both a curse and a blessing. It's a curse because Joo, in his fifth KBO season, hasn't been getting much playing time.
For the first time since its inception in 1982, the Korea Baseball Organization implemented an injured list (IL) starting this season. The league's 10 clubs have taken advantage of the new system that gives them more flexibility than the pre-IL days.
The coronavirus pandemic effectively silenced the world of sports. By mid-March, professional leagues around the world had ground to a halt. Now they’re starting up again, but the stadiums are still eerily empty.
The Kiwoom Heroes on Saturday defended their signing of a former major league player with a history of domestic abuse, saying the case wasn't as serious as it had been known.