*Ok, so the winter training roster for the WBC is finally set. Originally set up with 21 players, there were a few adds (+4 including CH Hsieh) and drops (-3). There are two late additions as the Atlanta Braves gave the ok for C Meng-Hsiu Tsai and P Wei-Chen Huang to partake in the training session. The two were originally scheduled to stay in the Dominican Republic till December 11th, but will instead head to Taiwan as of the first of the month.
*The high school wood bat tourney kicks off on Nov. 30th and will run until December 14th. Ku-Pao will look to defend its title. The top 8 finishing teams from last year (several are traditional powerhouses that have sent their share of players overseas) will get a bye until the second round of action. The 16 other teams in the tourney will have to advance to the next round through preliminary play. Expect to see some top notch pitching performances in the tourney(several kids throw > 85 mph).
*Have a safe and relaxing holiday!