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Yonhap News Agency reporter appears on ESPN telecast of KBO game

Sports 20:18 May 09, 2020

SEOUL, May 9 (Yonhap) -- A Yonhap News Agency reporter appeared on an ESPN telecast of a South Korean baseball game Saturday, providing insights for the U.S. audience on their national pastime being played here.

ESPN invited Yoo Jee-ho, who covers sports for Yonhap's English news desk, to join play-by-play man Jon "Boog" Sciambi and analyst Jessica Mendoza for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) game between the Kia Tigers and the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

ESPN plans to televise six KBO games per week during the 2020 regular season and will later carry postseason games, including the Korean Series.

With Sciambi and Mendoza, Yoo touched upon differences between the KBO and Major League Baseball, and how the South Korean league has been able to begin its season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yonhap News Agency reporter Yoo Jee-ho (lower right-hand corner) comments on the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) game between the Kia Tigers and the Samsung Lions at Daegu Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on May 9, 2020, in this image captured from ESPN's live broadcast. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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