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Friday, July 29, 2011

Focus Taiwan: Parties planned for Wang’s first majors start in two years

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Baseball fans in the Taipei area have the option of getting up early on Saturday to enjoy an exciting live broadcast of Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-Ming Wang’s first MLB start in two years, complete with free treats.

Citizens have been invited to gather at Taipei City Hall to watch a live stream of the Nationals home game against the New York Mets live at 7 p.m. EST (7 a.m. Taiwan time), Taipei city government announced Friday.

The city government will co-host a “party” that begins at 6 a.m. for fans to cheer for the Taiwanese right-hander in front of a large screen as three local sports channels will also begin their broadcasts.

Fans are encouraged to support Wang with body painting or posters, said the city sports office. Fifteen Nationals jerseys will be given away to the most creative displays.

The first 150 people to arrive at the event will also be offered free breakfast.

 

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM | 78 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Chris Needham Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:05 PM (#3888165)
"exciting live broadcast of Washington Nationals "

DOESN'T COMPUTE
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:18 PM (#3888172)
Who has two thumbs and is plugging in the play-by-play for Gameday in DC tonight? This guy.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:19 PM (#3888173)
Parties planned for Wang’s first majors start in two years


And after it's over, you'll probably see the first party held for Wang in New York since 2008.
   4. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:21 PM (#3888175)
Let me get this over with, of course Wang needs athletic supporters.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:23 PM (#3888177)
Ugh, Wang parties are such sausage fests.
   6. Craig Calcaterra Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:25 PM (#3888180)
Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
   7. Greg K Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:29 PM (#3888184)
Apparently there is some dispute over the etymology of "wang" as a sexual word.
It either derives from "wangdoodle" a 30s equivalent of "thing I don't know the actual name of" or "whang" a 17th century word meaning "large, thick slice".

The former seems more likely, but the latter more interesting, so I'll go with it.
   8. Greg K Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:35 PM (#3888190)
"'My prick' was used 16c.-17c. as a term of endearment by 'immodest maids' for their boyfriends"

It's times like these I remember why I chose to devote my life to the 17th century.
   9. SG Posted: July 29, 2011 at 02:40 PM (#3888196)
(7 a.m. Taiwan time)


Morning Wang?
   10. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:07 PM (#3888213)
I assume the fans will be cheering long and hard at the beginning.
And that's great.
But in a short time, Wang will disappoint them so they'll be less enthused.
Eventually, Wang will be pulled out, and everyone will just sit around disappointed and confused.
   11. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:35 PM (#3888227)
I read, "Panties" instead of "Parties" and I thought, hey, whatever floats your boat, man.
   12. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:39 PM (#3888233)
to watch a live stream

He's the main feature of their cable package.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:45 PM (#3888236)
I hear they're having some Wang parties in Bangkok, too.

Of course, that's every night...
   14. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:45 PM (#3888238)
Eventually, Wang will be pulled out, and everyone will just sit around disappointed and confused.


If they yank Wang before he's finished, they have to be ready for whatever comes. It could leave a bitter taste in their mouths. In any case, the bullpen will have to clean up the mess.
   15. Jerry Lumpe Rutherford (Dan Lee) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:55 PM (#3888245)
Morning Wang?
I'd suggest they wake up a few minutes before the game. If you've got Morning Wang it's sometimes difficult to stream immediately after getting out of bed.
   16. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 03:57 PM (#3888247)
With Wang, you really have to pick your spots when you send him to the mound. He could end up in a real stinker.
   17. Guapo Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:02 PM (#3888249)
With Wang, you really have to pick your spots when you send him to the mound. He could end up in a real stinker.


Particularly when he decides to go to his backdoor slider.
   18. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:05 PM (#3888253)
Baseball is a game of inches.
   19. Dale Sams Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:06 PM (#3888254)
I hear they're having some Wang parties in Bangkok, too.


It makes a hard man humble.
   20. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:13 PM (#3888258)
Particularly when he decides to go to his backdoor slider.


The problem is, he needs to keep his balls down, but if you go too low, you're in the dirt.
   21. Guapo Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:27 PM (#3888267)
The problem is, he needs to keep his balls down, but if you go too low, you're in the dirt.


Yeah, he's really got to be on the same page as the catcher. If the catcher doesn't provide a good target, Wang will quickly be in a a very uncomfortable spot.

If the umpire is squeezing him on the balls, it will get even worse.
   22. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:33 PM (#3888273)
Penis.
   23. TerpNats Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:44 PM (#3888283)
All these ribald jokes would work were it not for the fact that his name is pronounced "wong."

The Nationals -- Taipei's team! (Apologies to the Brother Elephants.)
   24. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 04:51 PM (#3888292)
(Apologies to the Brother Elephants.)


As you should - the Brother Elephants are awesome.
   25. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:00 PM (#3888302)
Re: #23--
If dick jokes are wang, I don't want to be right.
   26. Accent Shallow Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:01 PM (#3888303)
As you should - the Brother Elephants are awesome.

Best team nickname in professional sports?
   27. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:01 PM (#3888304)
All these ribald jokes would work were it not for the fact that his name is pronounced "wong."


Man, what a stick in the mud. Say, that reminds me of a Wang joke....

....And, we're back. Sorry for the interruption folks. That sometimes happens when you're dealing with Wang. You're going along fine, and them some asshole sticks his nose where it doesn't belong. Then everybody's upset and you have to come back and try it again later.
   28. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:05 PM (#3888312)
If dick jokes are wang, I don't want to be right.


Since we're being pedantic about pronunciation here in our typing on the internet (thank you TerpNats for setting us "straight"), it's:

If dick jokes are wang, I don't want to be wight.
   29. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:07 PM (#3888314)
Best team nickname in professional sports?


That honor goes to the Nippon Ham Fighters, I don't care that it's "Nippon Ham" Fighters. In my world, it's Nippon "Ham Fighters" because that's more awesome.
   30. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:25 PM (#3888336)
Best team nickname in professional sports?

and this is the worst
   31. Jerry Lumpe Rutherford (Dan Lee) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:46 PM (#3888362)
Oh, not even close. magicJack is the worst, at least until WPS folds. Not magicJack Miami, not the Miami magicJack, not magicJack FC...just magicJack. With a lowercase M and a capitalized J.

You know who uses magicJack? Wang.
   32. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3888370)
or this
   33. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3888371)
All these ribald jokes would work were it not for the fact that his name is pronounced "wong."


I believe I made my feelings on the subject clear in this thread.
   34. Bob Evans Posted: July 29, 2011 at 05:58 PM (#3888376)
Perhaps the Taiwanese were misinformed. He's with the Nationals, not the Nationalists.
   35. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3888381)
I believe I made my feelings on the subject clear in this thread.



Yeah, yeah, yeah, we're all proud of you for putting yourself on the line like that. Now back to the Wang jokes. Do you have a contribution to make or not?

Let's try to get this party started again:

We need to see if Wang's completely recovered. The last time he was out there, just couldn't pump it up there like he used to. Now all he's got left is his junk. It's almost like he was playing for the other team. His heart just wasn't in it.
   36. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 06:04 PM (#3888387)
Perhaps the Taiwanese were misinformed. He's with the Nationals, not the Nationalists.


Man, that joke just doesn't measure up. I don't want to get into a pissing contest over this, but I'll go to great lengths to put down a pathetic attempt at a weenie joke like that.
   37. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: July 29, 2011 at 06:17 PM (#3888406)
Best team nickname in professional sports?

That honor goes to the Nippon Ham Fighters, I don't care that it's "Nippon Ham" Fighters. In my world, it's Nippon "Ham Fighters" because that's more awesome.


You're wrang.
   38. Fourth True Outcome Posted: July 29, 2011 at 06:18 PM (#3888407)
The thing about Wang is that he can be successful, if his manager is deft enough to pull him out at the right time. You get in trouble when you leave him in too long.
   39. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 06:22 PM (#3888415)
If dick jokes are wang, I don't want to be right.

Since we're being pedantic about pronunciation here in our typing on the internet (thank you TerpNats for setting us "straight"), it's:
If dick jokes are wang, I don't want to be wight.


I didn't want to sound wacist.
   40. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 07:38 PM (#3888486)
The thing about Wang is that he can be successful, if his manager is deft enough to pull him out at the right time. You get in trouble when you leave him in too long.


When he gets into a rhythm, and he's not working up a sweat--getting in and out of each inning with a minimum of effort--then, he's in the zone. But you never know when he's gonna explode. If only there was some way we could prevent these messes in the first place....
   41. TerpNats Posted: July 29, 2011 at 07:39 PM (#3888487)
The thing about Wang is that he can be successful, if his manager is deft enough to pull him out at the right time. You get in trouble when you leave him in too long.
And, let us not forget, his manager is a Johnson. (If you can't beat 'em, pardon the pun, join 'em.)
   42. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 07:45 PM (#3888495)
I didn't want to sound wacist.

"wewease Woger!!"
   43. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 07:53 PM (#3888499)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we're all proud of you for putting yourself on the line like that. Now back to the Wang jokes. Do you have a contribution to make or not?


Why should I? It'll just blow up in my face.
   44. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 08:01 PM (#3888508)
And, let us not forget, his manager is a Johnson. (If you can't beat 'em, pardon the pun, join 'em.)


I'll go farther than that. The guy's a dick. He's had an up and down time of it, and several of the guys reported that he was all over their asses for the littlest things. To be quite honest, he's so bad at it, I'd say he can't tell an ass from an elbow.
   45. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 08:04 PM (#3888511)
Why should I? It'll just blow up in my face.


You don't want to be the last one holding the cookie, that's for sure.
   46. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: July 29, 2011 at 08:11 PM (#3888514)
Why should I? It'll just blow up in my face.

Not that there's anything Wang with that.
   47. depletion Posted: July 29, 2011 at 08:21 PM (#3888522)
Somebody at work spotted me a ticket today :)
Fans are encouraged to support Wang with body painting

Depends on who's doing the bodypainting I suppose.
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 29, 2011 at 08:48 PM (#3888545)
7:30 a.m. Taipei time: Hundreds of disappointed Taiwanese stream out of city hall.
   49. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:06 PM (#3888557)
If Wang's successful in Washington, perhaps they'll build some sort of monument to commemorate his career.

Obelisks are nice. Very tasteful...
   50. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:10 PM (#3888563)
Just like Wang to leave everyone dissatisfied.
   51. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:13 PM (#3888566)
Obelisks are nice. Very tasteful...


We know politicians in Washington are eager to please, but they never seem to get in sync. And in the end, they'll probably blow it.
   52. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:21 PM (#3888573)
Provisional game story headline: WASHINGTON'S WANG STIFFS METS!
   53. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:32 PM (#3888585)
Citizens have been invited to gather at Taipei City Hall to watch a live stream of the Nationals home game against the New York Mets live at 7 p.m. EST (7 a.m. Taiwan time), Taipei city government announced Friday.


WANG FORMS A BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES.
   54. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:33 PM (#3888588)
Wang’s first MLB start in two years


HEALTHY WANG A WELCOME SIGHT FOR LOCAL FANS.
   55. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:35 PM (#3888591)
Unless, of course, he doesn't do his pre-game stretching:

STIFF WANG REMOVED AFTER GROIN PULL.
   56. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 09:54 PM (#3888605)
If he pitches well and keeps his pitch count down, maybe we'll be lucky enough to see

WANG GOES DEEP IN RETURN
   57. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 29, 2011 at 10:05 PM (#3888611)
#22: well done.
   58. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 10:07 PM (#3888612)
Ugh, Wang parties are such sausage fests.


The article just says "free breakfast". Could just as easily be eggs or pancakes, right?
   59. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM (#3888614)
Well I think it's assumed that the Wang comes with two eggs.
   60. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 29, 2011 at 10:50 PM (#3888625)
You laugh, but if your wang only worked once every two years you would have a party too.
   61. Greg K Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM (#3888638)
You laugh, but if your wang only worked once every two years you would have a party too.

So unfair. I haven't worked in years and no one ever throws me a party.
   62. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:15 PM (#3888643)
First 5 hitters have reached base. Wang parties may end prematurely.
   63. Sam M. Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3888648)
if your wang only worked once every two years you would have a party too.

No, if my wang only worked once every two years, they'd have to throw me a wake.
   64. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:33 PM (#3888654)
FANS DISAPPOINTED AS WANG PULLED OUT
   65. Guapo Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:41 PM (#3888660)
AFTER LONG LAYOFF, WANG PREMATURELY EXPLODES
   66. PreservedFish Posted: July 29, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3888664)
WANG NO "BIG UNIT," MR. PRESIDENT
   67. Guapo Posted: July 30, 2011 at 12:06 AM (#3888677)
WANG FAILS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY; F.P. SANTANGELO GENTLY REASSURES US NOT TO WORRY AND THAT THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS TO EVERYBODY AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER
   68. PreservedFish Posted: July 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3888678)
In non-penis news, the Nats play-by-play guy just made me laugh out loud by wondering, "At what point can Dippin' Dots no longer be considered the ice cream of the future?"
   69. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2011 at 12:27 AM (#3888690)
Tonight we can add "Gorzelanny" to the long list of words you can use as a replacement for "Wang."
   70. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM (#3888701)
if your wang...

No, if my wang...[/quote]

This Wang is your Wang!
This Wang is my Wang!
   71. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 30, 2011 at 12:50 AM (#3888707)
67 followed by 68 made me double-snort.
   72. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: July 30, 2011 at 01:33 AM (#3888743)
First 5 hitters have reached base.

That's Numberwang!
   73. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 30, 2011 at 01:51 AM (#3888763)
Ha ha! I also have a penis!
   74. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 30, 2011 at 02:12 AM (#3888785)
If #69 (ha!) had used "euphemism" instead of "replacement" it would be a perfect post. Nonetheless, it is my favorite of the thread. I'm going to start calling my Johnson Gorzelanny.

Although, if you shake the dew of your lily, as the expression goes, what is the equivalent for your Gorzelanny?
   75. Dan Evensen Posted: July 30, 2011 at 06:00 AM (#3888889)
exciting live broadcast of Washington Nationals

Divide by zero.

??????
   76. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: August 03, 2011 at 11:04 AM (#3891644)
This Wang thread was so small I couldn't find it until today.
   77. Ben Broussard Ramjet Posted: August 03, 2011 at 11:30 AM (#3891646)
That's Numberwang!


Much love. (As I'm in Germany right now, I immediately thought 'Das ist Numbervang!)
   78. Swoboda is freedom Posted: August 03, 2011 at 11:53 AM (#3891647)
If he doesn't pitch well, there are several potential healines,

WANG CUT SHORT

WANG EXPOSED

WANG PULLED AFTER YIELDING SIX RUNS IN 2 INNINGS

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