Uni-Lions Alternate Logo for 2020 Season
On January 12, the Uni-Lions officially kick off the first phase of spring training. During the opening ceremony, the team showcased their new alternate logo along with its logan “TEAM LIONS” for the 2020 CPBL season.
As always, the Uni-Lions once again partnered up with design studio Filter017 for this project. To further strengthen the idea of integration between Tainan City and the Uni-Lions, the alternate logo figures Tainan’s the most iconic landmark, the Anping Old Fort (Fort Zeelandia) in the background of the Tainan Stadium.
Here is some information from Wikipedia on the Anping Old Fort. It was a fortress built over ten years from 1624 to 1634 by the Dutch East India Company, during their 38-year rule over the western part of Taiwan.
Exhibition Series Against NPB Teams
The Uni-Lions’ also announced three upcoming exhibition games against the NPB’s Seibu Lions and Hanshin Tigers from February 19-21.
According to the Uni-Lions’ general manager, the squad will split into two for this Japan tour. The senior veterans will stay in Taiwan, while the younger players will get the opportunity to play against the NPB teams.
Gearing up for the upcoming friendship series, the Uni-Lions named two highly touted prospects, 古林睿煬 (Gu-Lin Ruei-Yang) and 林安可 (Lin An-Ko) as the starting pitchers. The 19-year-old right-hander Gu-Lin was the 2018 first-round draft pick, while 22-year-old two-way player Lin was 2019 first-round pick.
- 17 FEB Travel to Japan
- 18 FEB Practice Day
- 19 FEB vs Seibu Lions
- 20 FEB vs Hanshin Tigers
- 21 FEB vs Seibu Lions
- 22 FEB Return to Taiwan