CPBL B-Side Volume #6
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Every now and then, the team at CPBL STATS will bring you some of the overlooked moments from the CPBL season or what is happening in the Taiwanese baseball community. Just think of it as the lighter side of the CPBL.
Meet Mitch “The Windmill” Lively
It is still spring training, but the Chinatrust Brothers’ Mitch Lively has already started practicing for the upcoming retro theme nights, by channeling his inner Satchel Paige with this classic windup.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) March 17, 2018
Yoh Daikan, Protector of the Elephants
陽岱鋼 (Yoh Daikan), a Taiwanese outfielder in the NPB, recently did a commercial with the Humane Society International to speak out for elephants. The commercial features Yoh saving an elephant from the poachers by deflecting bullet with a swing of his bat.
You can watch the full commercial here.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) March 8, 2018
When Your Pitcher Can Not Throw Strikes
The Chinatrust Brothers’ pitching coach Scott Budner was not a happy camper after his reliever have walked three batters in a row. If you can read lips, please let us know what Budner said in the GIF.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) March 15, 2018
The Monkeys’ skipper 洪一中 (Hong I-Chung) was in a similar situation during the exhibition games against the NPB’s Nippon-Ham Fighters. Here a screenshot of his soulless expression as the Monkeys bullpen unable to locate the strikezone.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) February 28, 2018
羅嘉仁 (Lo Chia-Jen) Future Umpire in Training
Here at CPBL STATS, we love umpires with unique strikeout poses, it seems Fubon Guardians’ 羅嘉仁 (Lo Chia-Jen) is a fan of that as well.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) March 18, 2018
First Base Coach Dodged a Bullet
It has been quite an eventful spring camp so far, as we had several coaches and players getting hit by foul ball during practice or exhibition game. Here is a video of the Uni-Lions first base coach 郭俊佑 (Kuo Chun-Yu) dodging a screaming liner.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) March 16, 2018
The Fubon Guardians’ Bruce Billings posted this doodle of his teammates on twitter. Anyone want to take a guess at who they are?
Bruce Billings is known for drawing pictures of his teammates even back in 2017 season when he was with the Uni-Lions.
- Drawing of his Uni-Lions teammates
- The “BELIEVE VICTORY” hand writing turned into post-season merchandise
- Drawing of the Uni-Lions translator
Kaohsiung ? Taipei pic.twitter.com/YcrdY61C1C
— Bruce Billings Jr (@BrucieJr) March 16, 2018