The 2008 CPBL season kicks off tomorrow with a matchup between the league's top two teams: the Uni-Lions and the La New Bears. The league will take a 2-week hiatus in August during the Olympic Games.
Sinon Bulls pitcher Chien-Fu Yang has garnered a lot of attention from NPB and MLB teams for his performances at the OQT. The 28 year old comes from a baseball-rich family background. Chien-Fu Yang is related to NPB players Yao-Hsun Yang and Chung-Shou Yang, and CPBL stars Sen Yang, Tai-Shan Chang, and Chih-Yuan Chen. All of these great players are of aboriginal descent from the Amis tribe.
Rumors from Taiwanese news sources that 21 year old NT/CCU pitcher Chia-Jen Lo was offered a 6 figure signing bonus by a certain MLB club (the A's) are NOT true according to one well-placed source.*Edited 3/16