Good morning, LSB.
Today will be a KBO-heavy edition of the morning links. I took in my first KBO game late last night and....hey, it’s baseball. It’s live action and it’s decent ball (much less of a difference in cohesiveness of play than, say, between the NFL and the XFL). There’s the pop of the glove and the crack of the bat. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m into it.
On Yahoo, Leander Schaerlaeckens (yes, THAT Leander Schaerlaeckens) has some fun KBO practices he thinks the MLB should take note of.
In case you missed it in the comments of yesterday’s links (h/t OnlyInVr), FiveThirtyEight has some more from the KBO that the MLB can learn from, though this one is more about COVID prep and shortened-season rules and regulations.
And Levi Weaver has a piece up on The Athletic to help you decide which KBO team you should allow into your home.
I’d like to propose that LSB adopt a team collectively. The article above and this flow chart that Levi tweeted out yesterday leads me to believe that the NC Dinos would be most comparable to the Rangers, but I’ll leave it up to the comments on which team LSBians should pull for.
In other news, the MLB is apparently starting to consider some kind of revenue-sharing system for the extremely uncertain 2020 season, which seems like it would be...messy.
Kevin Sherrington at the DMN says that the MLB might be making quitters out of baseball’s spitters. Some pretty good Michael Young quotes in this one.
Also at the DMN, Tommy Magelssen writes about pro athletes and pro gamers getting together while the sporting world has been locked down.
TR Sullivan has a feature on Mrs. Skipper, Erin Woodward.
That’s it. Happy Friday.