Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My

Not a Wizard of Oz review, but the potential favoirtes to win the KBO this year, either the defending champion Samsung Lions, the Kia Tigers or the Poosan Bears.  After their disappointing performance in the WBC using players who many felt were past their prime and with no future five tool players or three digit fastball pitchers on the horizon, the KBO has concerns about their ability to continue to draw fans if there are no players attractive enough to watch.  You can read the article here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2013/04/136_133048.html

It was opening day in the KBO.  The Doosan Bears hit two grandslams, one each by Hyun-Soo Kim and Jae-Won Oh to beat the defending champion Samsung Lions 9-4.  The LG Twins beat the SK Wyverns 7-4, the difference being the grand slam hit by Sung-hoon Jung.  Radhames Liz struck out nine in the start.

The Kia Tigers and and Lotte Giants each put together one run victories in their openers, the Tigers outslugging the Nexen Heros 10-9 and the Giants defeating the Hanwha Eagles 5-4.

You can follow the progress of the KBO here: http://www.mykbo.net/KBO_news

Comments are closed.