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So apparently ESPN thinks everyone misses Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez more than they miss baseball?

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1 hour ago, WBT said:

So apparently ESPN thinks everyone misses Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez more than they miss baseball?

I'm really beginning to hate them.  Eddy just spouts the exact same cliches he always does.  Ravech spent three solid innings today saying that he didn't see any way MLB would able to restart using as many different words as he could come up with.  Would still love to see Eddy replaced by Daniel Kim or Dan Kurts or basically anyone who speaks English who has actually followed Korean Baseball. 

I think they're about to switch to Sciambi and Mendoza, which I dare say will be an improvement. 

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i would really like some actual play by play and color commentary instead of listening to constant interviews. 

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6 hours ago, WBT said:

So apparently ESPN thinks everyone misses Karl Ravech and Eduardo Perez more than they miss baseball?

I'd rather have these two call the games.

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On 5/5/2020 at 1:00 AM, Beau Vine said:

I wonder if there is a Joe West of the Korean league?

Apparently no...

 

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what's been interesting to me is how each of these games is still louder than any marlins home game i've seen.

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As a lifelong Kiwoom Heroes fan, I'm happy with the start of the season.

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28 minutes ago, David Dennison said:

You don't remember Most Extreme Elimination Challenge?

You don't remember King of the Hill?

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1 minute ago, David Dennison said:

You want Kahn to call the games? 

No, he's from Laos, you stupid redneck!  It's a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, between Vietnam and Thailand!  Population 4 point 7 million!

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Matt Williams' team is 1-4, dead last in the league, 14 runs scored, 38 allowed.  

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Posted (edited)

LG Twins at NC Dinos on ESPN2 at midnight. 

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LG Twins at NC Dinos on ESPN2 at midnight. 
Boog and Mendoza are sooo much better than Ravech and Eddy.

Carson Kelly got BABIP'ed to death, but Dinos look like the best team.

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kt is 1-5.  Apparently everyone beats the Wiz.

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On 5/6/2020 at 2:23 PM, Beau Vine said:

They had a big fucking fire across the street from the stadium in the Kia-Kiwoon game.  Smoke got so bad they had to pull the players off the field.

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Not sure what caused it because I don't speak Korean, but I believe they said that Taylor Motter single-handedly extinguished the fire and saved all of Seoul.

These are the times that try Seoul's men.

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11 minutes ago, Gut Wagon said:

These are the times that try Seoul's men.

You have been waiting to use that since opening day, haven't you?

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1 minute ago, Beau Vine said:

You have been waiting to use that since opening day, haven't you?

No...way, way longer. It actually came to me during the 1988 Olympics. Didn't end up taking even a third of a century (quite) to finally roll it out there. 

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4 hours ago, Beau Vine said:

2nd in league in OPS -- look at this guy: https://mykbostats.com/players/1932-Preston-Tucker-Kia-Tigers

Good for him.  He was roughly league average his rookie year with the Astros and I thought deserved a longer look.  He had the misfortune of coming up when they were ready to compete though and didn't get as long of a leash as Chris Carter, AJ Reed, Jon Singleton, etc.

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siap but, these were last week's power rankings

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29158569/kbo-weekly-power-rankings-top-plays-performers-ahead

ESPN's KBO Power Rankings

1. Kiwoom Heroes: 5-1 (Last week: 1) -- Sang Woo Cho has been the anchor for the busy Kiwoom bullpen, going 3-for-3 in save chances.

2. Doosan Bears: 3-2 (3) -- Jose Fernandez of Cuba, who hit .344 for Doosan last year, leads the KBO with a .591 average (13-for-22).

3. LG Twins: 2-3 (2) -- The Twins rallied from a 6-0 first-inning deficit Sunday to hand the NC Dinos their first loss, 10-7.

4. NC Dinos: 4-1 (6) -- The Dinos broke out of the gate 4-0, getting solid starts from former big leaguer Drew Rucinski and Chang Mo Koo, who combined to throw 12 shutout innings.

5. Lotte Giants: 5-0 (8) -- A league-best 3.13 team ERA led to a big start for the Giants, who finished last in 2019.

6. SK Wyverns: 1-4 (4) -- SK has scored a league-low 17 runs despite Dong Min Han's league-high .944 slugging percentage.

7. KT Wiz: 1-4 (5) -- The young Wiz pitching staff is off to a slow start, with a 7.19 team ERA.

8. Samsung Lions: 2-4 (7) -- The Lions, who are hitting just .199 as a team, scored more than half of their 27 total runs in a 14-2 win over Kia.

9. Kia Tigers: 2-4 (9) -- The Tigers have the league's worst run differential (-15), but they also have Week 1's top hitter, Preston Tucker (.476, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs). Tucker played three MLB seasons with the Braves, Reds and Astros.

10. Hanwha Eagles: 2-4 (10) -- Hanwha looks to bounce back from a three-game weekend sweep against the Giants.

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