Thursday, July 24, 2008

Taiwan's Malaise Extends to Little League

Taiwan’s Little League baseball team was knocked out of the Asia Pacific Little League Championship yesterday in Hong Kong, after losing 4-1 to the home team at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.
They lost to Hong Kong!?!?? I was not aware of a thriving baseball tradition in the ex-British colony and can't even really imagine where they find enough open space to practice. Who do they play against?

Well, apparently they are 5-0, so converted cricket players do alright at hardball.

Further in the story, we find some interesting writing or translation:
The extrovert Li switched with Tu in the bottom of the extra inning and performed outstandingly.
Extrovert must be code for "left-handed relief pitcher."

In any case, President Ma has broken yet another campaign promise by not bringing back the Little League championship trophy to Taiwan. Pathetic.

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