ESPN To Broadcast Korean Baseball Games + KBO Bat Flips

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Monday that ESPN has struck a deal with Eclat, the Korean company with international distribution rights to KBO games. ESPN will air one game per day, with an Opening Day game between the Samsung Lions and the NC Dinos leading things off. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday Korean time, or 1 a.m. Tuesday Eastern Standard Time. (Yonhap News Agency)

We’re back baby! Not only do we get to enjoy some KBO DFS on DraftKings and FanDuel, but now we have an easy place to find the games, and that’s right on ESPN. Both DraftKings and FanDuel are rolling out $20,000 top prizes ($100,000 in total prizes in their top tournament) for Tuesday morning’s inaugural slate.

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Traditional MLB fans might want to sleep through these KBO games, as it’s going to look a little bit different. Some of the “play the right way” people will shield their eyes seeing home run pimping, but for people who enjoy entertainment with their sports, KBO may be worth staying up for. Bat flips and personality are encouraged, and I couldn’t be more here for it. The only downside in watching some KBO is that we won’t get as many chances to get under the skin of guys like poor Brian McCann, who can’t quite handle someone hitting a rocket off his pitcher:

The fun police comes out even when a pitcher hits one!


Instead, in the early hours of the morning while sweating a KBO DFS slate, you may be rewarded with a few of these epic bat flips. You may even hear announcers sound like they’re having fun.

If you’re looking for KBO content, we have you covered. Awesemo will drop his KBO Projections, Ownership and Top Stack Tool later today to help you get started! You can catch ESPN’s coverage of KBO’s opening day starting at 1AM ET between the Lions and the Dinos.

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