BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants second half slump dropped them from a bye in the opening round of the Korean Baseball Organization playoffs, to a first round matchup with Doosan, with the Bears having home field advantage. The best of five series gets underway tonight at 6 p.m. in Seoul at Jamsil Stadium. Daegu-based and defending champs Samsung Lions have clinched their second straight bye to the Korean Series, while second place SK awaits the winner of the Lotte-Doosan series.
BUSAN, South Korea - Taking a page out of the playbook of baseball's Lotte Giants, Busan's pro basketball club, the Sonic Boom, have risen from the ash heap to finish 2nd in the league with an impressive 40-14 season. Ulsan Mobis defended their regular season victory crown taking first place in the standings for the second straight year, while the KCC Egis finished in third place --the same spot as 2009 when they went on to win the KBL league crown.
BUSAN, South Korea - Each Korean baseball team is alloted two foreign players each season. After releasing West Viginian pitcher, Jon Adkins (which was dissapointing to those of us who loved Jonny) the Giants have signed another American pitcher, Ryan Sadowski.