About Homeplate

Homeplate.kr is a website dedicated to bringing Korean baseball to the English-speaking world.

About the author:

I’m an American who grew up playing and watching baseball from a young age. I came to Seoul in 2005 which is when I got my first taste of Korean Pro Baseball. At that time if you would have told me I would still be here eight years later I would have said you were crazy, but sometimes that’s the way life works out. I’m now in my 30s, still living and working in Seoul.

I hope to keep this site as up to date as possible with all of the latest news, but please understand that I do have other commitments in life. If I disappear for a while please be patient... I will be back!

About the website:

The idea for this site came last year from the blog True Stories of Korean Baseball. This was (is?) a blog that gave updates, news, power rankings, etc on the KBO. It was a great, informative blog which I read regularly, but in late May 2012 all posting activity suddenly stopped, and it has not been updated since. As time went on and it became clear that the blog had been abandoned I started tossing around the idea of writing my own blog about Korean Baseball. Over time that idea of a simple blog evolved into a more comprehensive website delivering live scores, stats, information, and community features.

I would like to make it clear, however, that I am just trying to give credit to the inspiration for this website. I am not affiliated with the author of the True Stories of Korean Baseball blog in any way, nor should homeplate.kr be considered a replacement. Actually, I would love to see True Stories of Korean Baseball come back to life.

My motivations for creating this site:

  • To fill the void. There simply isn’t enough Korean baseball-related news and information available in English. I remember back in my early years in Korea, getting any news about the KBO was a chore. Even finding a schedule in English was not easy. I hope to make Korean baseball more accessible to English speakers.
  • To practice Korean->English translation.
  • To take a shot at web design/programming, something I once enjoyed but haven’t done since college. A lot has changed in the past 10 years!
  • For fun.

Why the name homeplate?

There’s not really any significance. It’s simply a baseball related word that had an available domain name.

And now for some disclaimers...

  • I am not affiliated in any way with the KBO, any of its member teams or sponsors.
  • I am not a professional journalist, web designer or translator.
  • I am not a baseball expert.
  • I am not Korean.
  • I do not make any money from this website.

I’m just a fan doing this for fun in my free time. I hope some people find the content here useful and/or interesting. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

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