Now that I have kept all of you in suspense long enough, things are pretty much finalized, and Brian and I have broken the news to those that we wanted to be able to talk to in person first, it’s time to finally bring my LoveEatRunners up to speed!
As many of you know from reading LoveEatRun, Brian plays professional baseball for a living. Last year he played with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the AAA associate of the Philadelphia Phillies, and we were 100% expecting to be back in Allentown again this season.
Well, my friends, there has been a slight change of plans. Brian won’t be packing up and moving North again for the baseball season. Instead, he will be packing up and heading West for a pit stop in Arizona before heading far East.
How far East?
South Korea East.
Check it out.
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“Former big leaguer Brian Bass signed with the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO for , according to a Naver Sports article passed along by Dan of MyKBO.net. Bass, 30, has a 5.16 ERA with 5.1 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9 in 183 innings over the course of three seasons with the Pirates, Orioles and Twins. The Pirates granted the right-hander free agency after the 2011 season, but he last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2010.”
“According to Naver Sports, right-hander Brian Bass has signed a contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization.
The story was passed along by MyKBO.net. Bass, who turned 30 earlier this month, posted a 3.81 ERA and 105/56 K/BB ratio over 158 1/3 innings as a starter with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies’ organization last season. He has a 5.16 ERA over 183 innings in the majors between the Orioles, Twins and Pirates.”
And if you can read this one, you are one step ahead of me!!!
And just like that, Brian is a Hanwha Eagle and we have had to make some major life decisions.
More details yet to come…