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Monday, March 09, 2009

ST Scores...

3/8:
White Sox 9 - Dodgers 4: CL Hu 0-2, RBI, error



Giants 10 - A's 1: YC Chen 0-1




3/9:
HC Kuo threw 1 scoreless inning against the White Sox



Dodgers 13 - Rangers 7: CL Hu 2-3, 2 R




*FT Ni to pitch tomorrow against the Cardinals



*Talking the Talk - Will they walk the walk?

5 comments:

BC said...

If it takes two embarrassing losses to China and Korea in the WBC for people to realize the problems with our baseball programs in Taiwan then I'll take those two losses... as long as they do what they say they are going to do and improve these - and quickly.

1. Betting and game fixing(CPBL)
2. Outdated coaching methods and overtraining and abuse of young talent

These are 2 main things that need major improvement. Got any more terror?

Honestly, I hope they can walk the walk cuz baseball truly is a symbol of Taiwan. If the NT has another performance like that than I really dont know what to say. They should just stay at home if that happens again. Seriously, we have enough talent to beat Korea and definitely China. We can beat Japan if we play well enough. Of course, our NT was seriously hindered by the lack of top level talent but those losses are still unexcusable.

BC said...

interesting quote from the Kuo article

"This year, Torre has said he will try to limit Kuo to no more than one inning per outing. Last year, two-thirds of Kuo's relief appearances (26 of 39) were longer than one inning. "

Sounds like Torre wants Kuo to be set-up man now... so no more middle relief for Kuo I suppose. I could totally see Kuo as a very dominant setup man or closer.

Anyway, forgot to ask you this but what do you think of this proposed "major overhaul" of Taiwan baseball programs? It sounds too good to be true to me but I hope it works for the better - Honestly. We could learn alot from the way the baseball programs are run in Japan. We should throw what we have now out the window and base our new programs off Japans - or even the US.

Wayne said...

Why copy a decent Baseball history of Japan when you can dtrive for greatness by hiring American way of Baseball? Taiwan has always followed the Japanese way of baseball, and honestly, it has been nothing but AWFUL because honestly, most of the Taiwanese Younger generation does not know the idea of working hard at all, and they cry when they have to try. Those are the main reasons on why we are so God Awful, and the outdated coaching methods do not help. Taiwanese players care more about how their hair look, if they have the coolest gloves on the field because oh, that's right, that's what the Japanese players do. on the other hand, being a Taiwanese Baseball player growing up in the US. We always try to blend in, we stand out by our play, not the flashy spikes or the most expensive baseball glove we have on the field. Japanese/Taiwanese Baseball is not what it once was. We need to face that, and start from the basics.

TTT said...

BC,
Aside from what you mentioned, the next best thing is to find the most talented/athletic kids available at an early age and get them to play/love baseball. Baseball competes against other sports (esp. basketball) for kids with natural size and athleticism.

Then you have to have the right coaches to manage these kids and help foster their development the correct way. And as Wayne stated, that's tough to do when you have a lot of old school coaches who will stick to their antiquated ways and only care about winning.

We'll see how everything pans out, but hopefully things have hit rock bottom for the sport, cause I sure as heck don't want to see more dark days like these.

BC said...

"Then you have to have the right coaches to manage these kids and help foster their development the correct way. And as Wayne stated, that's tough to do when you have a lot of old school coaches who will stick to their antiquated ways and only care about winning.
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You are totally right about the coaches. Coaches overworking young Taiwanese players is the reason why our kids are so injury prone, particularly our pitchers. I just dont see why they cant get this through their thick heads.