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October 30th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 29, 2014, 7:10 PM by mykbonet   [ updated ]

  • Nexen defeats LG to reach brink of baseball championship series   Yonhap
  • Nexen shortstop Kang Jung-ho sends notice with first postseason homer  Yonhap
  • Big league scouts mixed on left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun   Yonhap

October 29th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 28, 2014, 5:50 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 29, 2014, 4:41 AM ]

    • In December of 2012, the Lotte Giants officially signed pitcher Scott Richmond.  In March 2013, he was replaced by another pitcher.  According to Richmond, he has not been paid nor have the Lotte Giants honored his contract.  In light of the recent revelations regarding the Lotte Giants front office, MyKBO received the following statement from Scott Richmond:   Signed Statement

      I signed with the Lotte Giants in Dec 13, 2012 for the 2013 season. I arrived in Saipan for Spring Training fully healthy and excited for the new opportunity of playing overseas! I had worked really hard in the off season and hoped to play in Korea for many years!

      My first time joining the Lotte Giants in my uniform with all the press around, I slipped fielding a practice bunt play and injured my knee. I was flown to Seoul to see a doctor to verify my injury, and the doctor found that I tore the medial meniscus in my left knee. The team then flew me to Busan to have a second doctor examine my knee, and this doctor confirmed that the meniscus was torn. Then the Lotte Giants told me to fly back to the US to have the surgery.

      After arriving in the US, the team basically ignored me. I arranged to have the surgery as soon as possible so that I could return back to Korea and be ready to play before the 2013 season started. This injury is very common and typically has a 4 to 6 week recovery. After the surgery, I immediately started rehab the next day, as I am a man of my word and I really wanted to get back to Korea and play. But I heard back nothing from the team. Then without telling me, on March 20, 2013, they hired a new pitcher to replace me.

      I was extremely disappointed and upset that I was treated so poorly, and now my name was ruined in Korea and even though I was healthy and ready to play again they didn’t want me back and told the media that my baseball career was over. Since that time Lee Moon-han (the president of athlete operations) and the Lotte Giants have not paid me anything and have not honored my contract.

      -Scott Richmond

    • Turmoil brewing in Lotte Gaints over report of players' mutiny  Yonhap
    • Left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun to be posted for big league clubs  Yonhap
    • Soon to be posted, left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun says he's ready for MLB  Yonhap
    • MLB hot stove: Should Yankees sign Jung-Ho Kang to replace Derek Jeter?  NJ
    • Nexen waiting for big bats to wake up in postseason  Yonhap

October 28th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 27, 2014, 11:19 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 4:16 PM ]

  • LG defeats Nexen 9-2 behind starter's gem in KBO postseason  Yonhap
  • Much-maligned shortstop turns in strong defensive game for LG  Yonhap
  • KBO managers agree to work on preventing dangerous home plate collisions   Yonhap
  • Veteran Kim Sung-keun installed as new Hanwha Eagles manager  Yonhap
  • Kia Tigers name ex-All-Star Kim Ki-tai their new manager  Yonhap
  • Wyverns free Kim Kwang-hyun early; Team will allow their left-hander to pursue Major League dream  Joongang
  • Young right-hander unsung hero for Nexen in playoff opener  Yonhap
  • Hanwha Eagles sign deal for strict new coach  Joongang
  • Foul Ball Bat-Flip of the Day

October 27th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 27, 2014, 7:15 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 7:16 AM ]

  • Nexen 6:3 LG 
    • Yoon Suk-min with the 3-run home run to help lead Nexen to the victory 
    • Nexen rallies to beat LG to take lead in KBO playoff series Yonhap
    • Nexen playoff victory aided by video replay  Yonhap
  • Left-hander Kim Kwang-hyun to try for MLB next season  Yonhap
  • Fatigue no concern for LG Twins heading into second playoff round: manager  Yonhap
  • After disappointing exit in 2013, Nexen more prepared for playoff action this time: ace  Yonhap

October 26th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 26, 2014, 5:56 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 26, 2014, 5:57 AM ]

  • Nexen and LG rosters and statistics against each other

  • Playoff Schedule

October 25th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 25, 2014, 7:57 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 25, 2014, 9:24 AM ]

  • LG Twins eliminate NC Dinos, move on to second round in baseball postseason  Yonhap

  • LG Twins carrying scorching bat into next baseball playoff round  Yonhap
  • KBO doormat Hanwha Eagles name veteran Kim Sung-keun as new manager   Yonhap
  • Kia Tigers' manager resigns six days after controversial contract extension  Yonhap
  • Chris Colabello: Twins today, South Korea tomorrow? (Andrew Albers references as well)  D&C
  • KBO SAFE Campaign Video 

    GIF of the Day (from above video)

October 24th's Random KBO News

posted Oct 24, 2014, 8:31 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 24, 2014, 8:32 AM ]

  • NC Dinos defeat LG Twins to stay alive in baseball postseason  Yonhap
  • Poor fundamentals cost LG Twins chance at KBO playoff sweep Yonhap
  • NC slugger Eric Thames trying to put bad fortune behind him  Yonhap

October 23rd's Random KBO News

posted Oct 23, 2014, 2:07 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 23, 2014, 2:07 AM ]

  • LG Twins make most of lucky breaks to reach cusp of next KBO playoff series  Yonhap

October 22nd's Random KBO News

posted Oct 22, 2014, 6:32 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 6:37 AM ]

October 21st's Random KBO News

posted Oct 20, 2014, 8:36 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Oct 21, 2014, 4:03 AM ]

  • Baseball postseason game rained out for second day  Yonhap
  • SK Wyverns have hired a new manager, Kim Yong-hee.  Kim signed a 2-year deal worth 900 million won SK  Yonhap
  • Doosan Bears name former captain as new manager  Yonhap
  • Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin vows to atone for injury-riddled season  Yonhap
  • Kang Jung-ho Links of the Day
    • Will Kang Jung-ho be a Success in Major League Baseball?   WSJ
    • Cafardo: Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang to be posted this offseason  RAB
    • All 40 of Kang's home runs this season

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