Good news is coming for those of us craving more live baseball. According to Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News in Seoul, ESPN has reached a deal to broadcast one KBO game each day, six days per week, for the foreseeable future.
English-language baseball fans have been able to get their fix online by watch Eleven Sports' streams of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, but the ESPN deal with the KBO is another step forward in getting baseball in front of more fans.
The broadcasts will begin at 1 a.m. ET Tuesday with KBO's Opening Day game between the NC Dinos and the Samsung Lions.
ESPN stated that most other broadcasts will take place at 5:30 a.m. ET Tuesdays through Fridays, 4 a.m. ET on Saturdays and 1 a.m. ET on Sundays.
The deal also includes games to be broadcasted during the postseason and the Korean Series.
"We're thrilled to become the exclusive English-language home to the KBO League and to showcase its compelling action and high-level of competition," Burke Magnus, ESPN's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "We have a long-standing history of documenting the game of baseball and we're excited to deliver these live events to sports fans."
If you need help choosing a team to root for or just want to learn a little bit about the KBO before the season begins Tuesday morning, check out this thread from Baseball Brit on Twitter.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.