Well, I'm still away from home, so I'll try to keep this brief.
*The boys looked good in their opening win (16-0) at the LLWS versus Germany on Friday.
*Congrats to the boys from Taitung County for their PWS championship run - impressive when you consider how they won 5 in a row after losing their opening game.
*The youth NT earned a bit of redemption by beating Japan on Saturday. They will now face South Korea for 5th place in the tourney.
*Kai-Nan University LHP Hua-Wei Lo has returned from a tryout at the Yokohama BayStar camp without receiving a contract offer.
*Agent Chien-Chen Chen (Eric Chen) is trying to sign Kai-Nan University LHP Yi-Ming Tsai (incoming freshman) as a client, receiving help from Kai-Nan University head coach Chien-Fu Kuo-Lee ('92 Olympic star). Tsai, who is 6'4'' 190 pounds with an 85-87 mph fb, previously received interest from New York Yankees scout Ken Su. Tsai has had elbow surgery in the past.
*Agent Jack Fan reportedly held a showcase in Taichung on 8/20 for RHP Po-Cheng Chi, who has recently recovered from biceps tendonitis and a leg infection; Cultural University RHP Kuo-Yu Lin; RHP Wen-Yang Liao; and OF Min-Tzu Chen.
*Red Sox minor leaguer Che-Hsuan Lin earned two awards in the best tools category (as voted upon by league managers in the Class A Carolina League): Best Defensive OF and Best OF Arm.