Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

South Korea games on ESPN


ESPN will begin airing six regular-season games per week from South Korea’s KBO baseball league. The agreement with Eclat Media Group was announced Monday, the day before the league is scheduled to open its season. The first game featuring the NC Dinos taking on the Samsung Lions aired earlier today. Games will air regularly Tuesday through Friday. Most will be on ESPN2. The defending Korea Series champion Doosan Bears will be on Wednesday against the LG Twins while the 11-time league champion KIA Tigers take on the Lions on Friday. The agreement includes the postseason and the Korea Series best-of-seven championsh­ip. The schedule and where ESPN airs them is subject to change pending the status of other leagues whose schedules have been affected by the coronaviru­s pandemic. ESPN announcers will provide commentary in English from their home studios. Karl

Ravech and Eduardo Perez will do three games this week. Jon Sciambi,

Jessica Mendoza and Kyle Peterson will also call games.

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