Asia In-Depth Podcast: The Wonderful World of Korean Baseball
Major League Baseball has been out of commission since the coronavirus began to hit the United States. No games have been played — and the season is only now due to begin, assuming that fresh outbreaks don’t put those plans in jeopardy. But that doesn’t mean there’s been no baseball to watch. Since early May, ESPN has broadcast games from the Korea Baseball Organization — or K.B.O — to audiences in the United States and around the world.
In this episode of Asia In-Depth, we are going to go deep into the wonderful world of Korean baseball with three guests. Jee-ho Yoo is a sportswriter for the Yonhap News Agency in Seoul, where he’s been covering the KBO for more than 15 years. Han Lee is the founder and CEO of GSI, an agency that has worked with numerous players making the transition from Major League Baseball to the professional leagues in Asia. And Dan Kurtz, who moderates the conversation, is the founder of MyKBO.net, the premier English-language site for information about Korean baseball.