Friday, August 27, 2010

Enjoying the Ride......2010 Asian Youth Champs

The Youth NT won the 2010 Asian "AA" Youth Championships by defeating Japan 3-0 in the championship game.   Starting pitcher Hua-Ching Lin picked up the W and tourney MVP honors after shutting down Japan for 7 innings, allowing only 1 hit while K'ing 4.  IF Hao-Chen Chen earned the BA title in the tourney.

*Their Little League brethren will also face Japan in the International Championship Game of the LLWS on Saturday at 10 AM Pacific on ABC.

*Pending further investigation, Tzu-Wei Lin may not be able to participate in any more HS games if his contract with the NYY is valid.    Also his HS team (Kao-Yuan HS) and coach would be barred from tourneys for a one year period.  NYY local scout Ken Su was to meet with  Kao-Yuan HS baseball program director Cheng-Hsien Yu to help clarify the situation.

*The CPBL is considering adding a 5th team to the league from across the Strait.   If it happens, wow!


Maos said...

cpbl? i had the chance to meet an ex-cpbl umpire. although we both hate to admit it, he confirmed the worst. the league is a joke.

it's all over.

unless some drastic change occurs, ie government support, the future of pro ball in taiwan is bleak.

im sure there are players in the league that have enough self respect to stay legit, but the overall environment is so bad that anyone would be hard-pressed not to throw games.

i love the cpbl and hope it was as strong as it was 10-15 years ago.

i hope to be pleasantly surprised by its future success.

TTT said...

Taiwanese baseball needs the CPBL - what will the kids aspire to if they can't make it overseas?