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Korea skidding since superb WBC showing

Originally Published: March 1, 2007
By Jim Allen | Special to ESPN.com

MIYAZAKI, Japan -- There is little doubt that South Korea's game has come of age. Forever playing in Japan's shadow, the Koreans have had much to crow about in recent years. Yet, despite stunning success in the World Baseball Classic, the Korean Baseball Organization is perched perilously on the edge.

"People just aren't coming to the parks," said reporter Jeong-Seok Yang, who covers Korea's greatest home run hitter, Seung Yeop Lee, who left his homeland in 2004 to play in Japan. "The situation ...

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