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The Koreans are really serious about keeping the Orioles out

Mar 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

Remember how the Orioles got themselves banned from scouting in Korea thanks to violating rules of the Korea Baseball Association?  Well, the Koreans are really serious about it.

This pic comes from Korean baseball columnist Daniel Kim, who took it today at Guyee Stadium in Korea:


But hey, totally worth it to sign a mediocre soft-tosser who’s contract was subsequently voided.

  1. uyf1950 - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    I mean no offense to anyone by this comment. But are there really that many good or decent Korean baseball players? That a MLB teams needs to scout them.

    • ultimatecardinalwarrior - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      Shin-Soo Choo and Chan Ho Park are the only two that go above the level of mediocre, at least in my books.

    • jwbiii - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

      The Cubs have a scout in Korea. The Red Sox used to but I think they fired/reassigned him a few years ago. The Giants cover Korea with a Japan-based scout, which I think is the more normal practice.

      • The Baseball Idiot - Mar 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM

        Only takes one. How many good players come out of boys homes in Baltimore?

  2. sdelmonte - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    So do they check IDs to make sure no one entering is an Orioles scout? Are fans made to walk through Angelos detectors? Is it a felony for Orioles scouts to pretend to be scouts for other teams? And does this extend to time traveling scouts for the St Louis Browns?

    • Kevin S. - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

      What about the Yankees? After all, the franchise did originate as the Baltimore Orioles.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Now if only they could ban the Orioles from playing at MLB stadiums…

    • Old Gator - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

      Why bother? They’d only sneak in disguised as Mets.

  4. cereal blogger - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    What does Angelos have to say about this ?……crickets

  5. dowhatifeellike - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    I’m sure the scouts could find a way in. The real question is, why bother? There will be a s***storm of epic proportions if they try to sign someone, scouts or no scouts.

  6. cheers4ablumpkin - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Wow what idiots

  7. randomdigits - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Considering the scouting reports on the two Koreans DD has tried to sign I am considering the ban a good thing.

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