Baseball’s Back? It Has Never Been Away!!

Since last Thursday, the 2023 MLB season is on its way. With a lot of fanfare, MLB and the American media shouted that baseball was back. But is that really the case? Not if you'd ask me. After the final out of the World Series, many fans go into hibernation because baseball is over. But …

WBSC Unveils New World Ranking

Today, the World Baseball and Softball Confederation unveiled the new World Ranking. The top three did not change much. Japan and Chinese Taipei are still firm in first and second place, but Korea was overtaken by the USA for rank #3. Of the European countries, the Netherlands remains the strongest. As a matter of fact, …

2023 World Baseball Classic Groups Announced

Today, the groups and venues of the 2023 World Basball Classic have been announced. For the change, Korea won't be one of the hosts. This time Taiwan (Taichung) will be one of the hosts, next to Japan (Tokyo), and the USA (Phoenix and Miami). Tokyo, Taichung, and Phoenix will only host the first round games. …

Kingdom of The Netherlands Climbs One Spot in World Ranking

Today, the WBSC (World Baseball and Softball Confederation) released the new world ranking. As usual, there were some countries that rose some spots and there were countries that dropped some spots. First of all Japan. The land of the rising sun is unchallenged with a more than eight hundred point lead over the second place …

Taiwan Forfeits Right To Organize Olympic Qualifier, Tournament appointed to Mexico

And there we have it. The other day, one could read about the questionable status of the Olympic Qualifier due to the spike in corona contaminations in Taiwan. Today a Taiwanese newspaper spread the news that the island state has forfeited the right to organize the final Olympic Qualifier. The same Twitter account, which …

CPBL Postpones Games For This Week, Olympic Qualifier Uncertain

With a current spike in COVID-19 contaminations in Taiwan, the CPBL has decided to postpone all games of this week in order to get the contaminations in check. Starting tomorrow, May 18, games will be postponed until Sunday, May 23. A new competition schedule will be discussed. On Twitter, several CPBL clubs announced the postponement …

Rakuten Golden Eagles and Rakuten Monkeys are discussing an exchange program

Throughout the worldwide web, several messages about an upcoming cooperation between the Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Rakuten Monkeys are swirling around. A cooperation between the two clubs would not be strange as both are owned by the e-commerce company Rakuten. The Rakuten Golden Eagles are playing in the NPB (Japan), while the Rakuten Monkeys …

Newest Team of CPBL Unveils Uniforms

The newest team of the Chinese Professional Baseball League from Taiwan, the Wei Chuan Dragons unveiled their new uniforms today. The team is about to debut in 2021 and of course that won't be possible without uniforms. It won't come as a suprise that the home uniforms are white. They jerseys and pants are covered …

Watch Game One of the Taiwan Series here

With most of baseball over in the Western hemisphere, there is still baseball going on in Asia. Today the Taiwan Series takes off. The CTBC Brother Elephants face the Uni Lions. Here is the link to the Twitter account of the CTBC Brother Elephants that streams the game. Enjoy the game. 

After three days of rainouts in Taiwan, there are finally two games going on

In the last three days, the CPBL has been hit by rainouts. But today two game could continue. The league-leading Rakuten Monkeys host the doormat of the league Uni Lions. Currently, the Monkeys are having an improbable winning percentage of .727 and have a 5.5 game lead over the second-place CTBC Brothers. The Uni Lions …

CPBL’s 2020 season balls are juiced

Taiwanese baseball is known for its small-ball approach. The islanders are playing an attractive kind of baseball with hit and run, (sacrifice) bunting and timely hitting. That was in the past. Nowadays you see more power hitters in Taiwanese baseball. Sure thanks to training and lifting weights, players are getting stronger but there is another …

Watch 7-Eleven Uni Lions baseball here

A few days ago, I posted the links to the Twitter accounts of three CPBL teams. As I could not find an account of the 7-Eleven Uni Lions, I assumed you could not watch their home games. WRONG. I found a  Twitter account linked to the Lions that shows their home games as well.

Taiwanese baseball to expand number of fans allowed in ballpark again

Starting tomorrow, May 15, the CPBL will allow clubs to host 2,000 fans in their ballparks. Also, concession stands will be opened. According to a tweet by the Taiwanese professional baseball league, the aforementioned measures are taken to make it possible for families to watch a ballgame again. This move comes only a week …

Watch Taiwanese Baseball through Twitter

As the Taiwanese CPBL has been active for about three weeks, you could find several posts with links to the games in the past weeks. I bumped into a Facebook post where it was mentioned that at least three CPBL teams are broadcasting games through their Twitter account. Here are the links to the various …

Very Positive News from Taiwan

As the number of new COVID-19 cases stays at zero, the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) has allowed Taiwanese professional clubs to have 250 fans per game in their ballparks. The rule got into effect today. The league will monitor this closely and will allow the four CPBL clubs to host 1,000 fans starting Friday, …

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