Yesterday was an eventful one, dominated by ESPN's announcement of KBO broadcasts. But there was some other news that trickled in throughout the day, so let's catch up here.
KBO begins 2020 season
The KBO started its 2020 season at 1 a.m. ET today, with the NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions being broadcasted on ESPN early Tuesday morning. The network will broadcast one game each day, six days a week. Plus, as Jess Passan points out here, if you're not into waking up super early to watch baseball, ESPN will re-air a game each day.
Trevor Plouffe has sources and rumors
Former Major League third baseman Trevor Plouffe sent out a tweet last night saying he has heard from multiple sources when the MLB season can expect to get under way.
This particular timeline fits with what the rumors have been pretty much all along, but the fact that a former big leaguer is saying he's heard this from multiple sources gives credence to his tweet.
College baseball coming in June
A three-team invitational tournament will take place in Texas June 4-6. The tournament will feature players from all across the country who spend three days in workouts before forming teams and playing a round-robin tournament over the weekend. Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball has all the details here.
CPBL to begin allowing fans
While the KBO has been dominating the headlines since ESPN's announcement yesterday, the Chinese Professional Baseball League is still going strong in Taiwan. The league announced early this morning that it will begin allowing fans into games on May 8th, limiting attendance to 1,000 people per game.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.