Expanding The Grid

Expanding The Grid Episode 15 - KBO Edition - May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020 West Virginia Power Season 2 Episode 8
Expanding The Grid
Expanding The Grid Episode 15 - KBO Edition - May 28, 2020
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Expanding The Grid
Expanding The Grid Episode 15 - KBO Edition - May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020 Season 2 Episode 8
West Virginia Power

Host David Kahn is joined by former Power players Nick Kingham (1:17) and Mel Rojas Jr. (31:38) to discuss their journeys to the Korean Baseball League (KBO). Kingham delves into how he ended up on the SK Wyverns in 2020 (2:44), some of the differences he has dealt with between MLB and the KBO (5:13), including battling the language barrier, learning the culture in Korea and what life has been like during a pandemic in a foreign country. Kingham also details how helpful it has been to have his wife, Logan, with him during all of this (17:30), who he reached out to for advice when he got to the KBO (20:07) and his favorite Korean foods he's tried (22:20). Kingham then relives his MLB debut in 2018 (26:50) and season spent in Charleston (27:30).

Rojas reveals the reasons he ultimately decided to come to the KBO in 2017 (32:11), seeing the KT Wiz develop as a new franchise during his four years in Korea, and how it feels to be playing in the only consistent live sports right now (40:00), including playing with no fans and different types of entertainment around the park. He also talks about which new players he has given advice to when they joined the KBO (47:00), his favorite KBO mascots and stuff to do in Korea (51:15) and his best memories from his time in Charleston (54:15). 

Show Notes

Host David Kahn is joined by former Power players Nick Kingham (1:17) and Mel Rojas Jr. (31:38) to discuss their journeys to the Korean Baseball League (KBO). Kingham delves into how he ended up on the SK Wyverns in 2020 (2:44), some of the differences he has dealt with between MLB and the KBO (5:13), including battling the language barrier, learning the culture in Korea and what life has been like during a pandemic in a foreign country. Kingham also details how helpful it has been to have his wife, Logan, with him during all of this (17:30), who he reached out to for advice when he got to the KBO (20:07) and his favorite Korean foods he's tried (22:20). Kingham then relives his MLB debut in 2018 (26:50) and season spent in Charleston (27:30).

Rojas reveals the reasons he ultimately decided to come to the KBO in 2017 (32:11), seeing the KT Wiz develop as a new franchise during his four years in Korea, and how it feels to be playing in the only consistent live sports right now (40:00), including playing with no fans and different types of entertainment around the park. He also talks about which new players he has given advice to when they joined the KBO (47:00), his favorite KBO mascots and stuff to do in Korea (51:15) and his best memories from his time in Charleston (54:15).