A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:
The exceptional way in which Taiwan has handled and contained the Coronavirus has thrust it into the international spotlight once again, but for a different reason. On April 11th, Taiwan’s professional baseball league (CPBL) became the world’s first professional sports league to open in 2020. And then it became the first to have spectators at their games on May 8th.
When I realized that Taiwan had became the only place on the planet where professional baseball was being played, and I knew there was a story there. I learned that Richard Wang had become the English broadcaster for CPBL games, so I reached out to him hoping that he’d agree to an interview for Talking Taiwan.
Richard kindly agreed to do the interview, and you’ll see how just how kind, gracious and patient he was when our interview got off to a bit of a rocky start. Just watch the blooper video of our Zoom call, which shows that strange things happen when using a virtual background. Look for that video below in the related links section.
Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:
Richard Wang and Wayne McNeil (Photo courtesy of Richard Wang)
Blooper video of Richard Wang’s interview with Felicia Lin:
CPBL English Website: http://www.cpbl.com.tw/eng/history/
For CPBL stats and stories visit: http://cpblstats.com/
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Here’s a video clip from a CPBL game that shows the robot drummers:
Watch CPBL games by going to Twitter.com and searching for one of the following four teams: Rakuten Monkeys, Uni Lions, Chinatrust Brothers and Fubon Guardians
Watch Rakuten Monkeys, Uni Lions on the Eleven Sports Taiwan Twitter account:
Richard Wang on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RWang_WBSC