The Chinese Professional Baseball League started its regular season. The Rakuten Monkeys’ games can be viewed with English commentary on Twitter. They are playing without fans. For some reason they’ve put cardboard standees and robots in the stands. shrug
South Korea’s league is supposed to begin its regular season in May, has preseason games starting next week and intrasquad games ongoing.
Japan’s NPB season is on the shelf until at least June, with no official opening day. They intend to use the three week break that was scheduled in July to not interfere with the now-postponed Olympics to play as many games as possible but have announced all interleague games are canceled. Thus they will play at most 125 games instead of the usual 143.
MLB of course also does not have a start date yet and will also have to have a reduced schedule.
Under the circumstances, I’m actually a little surprised ESPN or someone hasn’t paid to pick up the feeds for broadcast. The games in Taiwan start around 5:30-6:00 AM EDT so watching live isn’t in the cards for many of us.
Anyway, here’s a link to a Time Magazine article that shows how to get the Rakuten Monkey’s game feeds:
BTW, I miss Ren.
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I miss Ren, too! More details on Asian baseball than I knew existed!
But I dropped by after seeing an article on Jason Bourne (check that) retired all-star Michael Bourn. He owns apartments in Houston and has allowed all his tenants to take April rent obligations off. YOU get free rent, and YOU get free rent! Reading this reminded me of the ARod stories, ten or fifteen years ago, of his rental properties having insufficient pest control and repairs made slowly if at all. Good job Bourn!
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Posting info on 4/20: It is common knowledge that today, April 20, is the date Hitler was born in 1889.
Perhaps less well known is this, picked up from Microsoft News.
“1912: Fenway Park officially opens
Boston’s Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) is opened in Detroit. Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6.”
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