Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Manny Ramirez hits 1st home-run in Taiwan; CPBL’s 7000th

LOL love the call, he was somewhat cold before this game, but this was a legitimately awesome HR, solid breaking ball he blew right out of dead center.

His box office hit has been off the charts awesome, the league is destroying all types of box office record that has stood since the first couple season of the league 20 years ago.

RollingWave Posted: April 04, 2013 at 12:08 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: eda rhino, manny ramirez, taiwan, uni president lion

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: April 04, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4404581)
Does this delay his eligibility for Kouhu town?
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 04, 2013 at 04:50 PM (#4404636)
Looks like the ballpark is pretty full. Manny affecting attendance or, is that always the case?
   3. Greg K Posted: April 04, 2013 at 05:48 PM (#4404728)
I recall BTF's exclusive Taiwanese correspondent laying out some record-breaking attendance numbers for the Manny Tour so far this year.
   4. Buzzards Bay Posted: April 04, 2013 at 09:26 PM (#4404908)
"The Tao of Manny" lives....tks for the clip
tough pitch to hit 400+
   5. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:08 PM (#4404933)
I recall BTF's exclusive Taiwanese correspondent laying out some record-breaking attendance numbers for the Manny Tour so far this year.

Possibly even aluding to them in the header for this very thread.
   6. RollingWave Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:23 PM (#4404940)
it hasn't been this full since the first couple years of the league's founding 20 years ago.

   7. Shock Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:36 PM (#4404948)
I can't help but wonder: what is Manny's motivation at this point? I mean no offense to Taiwan, but it seems a long way to go to keep playing baseball at his age.
   8. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:38 PM (#4404949)
You know what was pretty sad? The crowd at Manny's game was much larger than the Met game today. I saw the highlights and when they showed Buck's homer, the stands were essentially empty. There wasn't much competition for that ball to say the least. It's the opening series of the season and it looked like late September in a lost season.

Sorry for the Met hijack.
   9. Gotham Dave Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:39 PM (#4404950)
I can't help but wonder: what is Manny's motivation at this point? I mean no offense to Taiwan, but it seems a long way to go to keep playing baseball at his age.
It's almost like Manny really loves playing baseball or something.
   10. Covfefe Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:42 PM (#4404952)
Well, that tears it...

When Mets fans reach the point of apologizing for hijacks, I officially feel sorry for the mets... or at least, I would if I weren't a Cubs fan being subject to Brent Lillibridge.
   11. Gamingboy Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:42 PM (#4404953)

it hasn't been this full since the first couple years of the league's founding 20 years ago.


Good to hear. Seems like Manny and CT's performance at the WBC are having a good effect.
   12. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 04, 2013 at 10:49 PM (#4404957)
the radio (maybe it was tv) call of this HR was pretty over the top.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:31 PM (#4404964)
I can't help but wonder: what is Manny's motivation at this point?

He "came back" last year (or was that two years ago now) just so he could clear his suspension to be eligible for winter league ball again. He would probably love to play in the WBC.

And, c'mon, it's Manny. Did you ever have the impression that Manny had a rich life outside of baseball? He's a mostly lovable airhead with the talent to hit a baseball. His most likely second career is unfortunately being the victim of fraud (i.e. being suckered into opening a restaurant).
   14. Walt Davis Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4404965)
Also "2-run home run" in Chinese is "2-run home run"?
   15. rlc Posted: April 04, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4404968)
So it's hard to tell with the hair and all, but it looks like his uniform just has "??" - Man-ni. He decided to take a page out of Ichiro's book?
   16. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 05, 2013 at 12:01 AM (#4404976)
The dreaded Metsjack is to be mocked and bemoaned, but never apologized for.
   17. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: April 05, 2013 at 12:15 AM (#4404982)
I think I'm getting a Manny Rhinos jersey. Now that I'm in normalish sizes for a human, my jersey expenditures could really escalate.

Any idea how I would go about acquiring such a thing. Maybe I'll ask shoe...
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 05, 2013 at 12:41 AM (#4404988)
the radio (maybe it was tv) call of this HR was pretty over the top.

Like a Chinese Hawk Harrelson? Perhaps a translation is in order.
   19. Drexl Spivey Posted: April 05, 2013 at 12:50 AM (#4404990)
I love the 1:15 mark of the clip. A bunch of foreign words followed by "see you later!"
   20. RollingWave Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:06 AM (#4405008)
Yeah the younger play by play guys these days mix in alot of English terms, probably because they have been doing a lot of MLB games in recent years and gets to listen to the mostly Michael Kay US announcers a lot.
   21. RollingWave Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:09 AM (#4405009)
So it's hard to tell with the hair and all, but it looks like his uniform just has "??" - Man-ni. He decided to take a page out of Ichiro's book?
Foreign players in CPBL usually doesn't go by the same standard as the MLB, they often go for some sort of nickname or first name etc... Manny going with his first name is quite normal, there are far more awesome nick name guys that's been around.


example is someone last named Iglesias (no not that one.) was in Taiwan a long time ago and he was basically going by the name "Eagle man"

   22. Walt Davis Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:16 AM (#4405012)
there are far more awesome nick name guys that's been around.

Here's hoping Randy Johnson comes out of retirement.
   23. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: April 05, 2013 at 06:32 AM (#4405013)
Does he say "Hulkamania running wild!" at :24?
   24. Balkroth Posted: April 05, 2013 at 07:05 PM (#4405744)
It's a broken "home run Manny Ramirez"

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Marc Sully's not booin'. He's Youkin'.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER ain't got no time for yo jibba jabba! for September 19, 2017
(2 - 6:30pm, Sep 19)
Last: Nasty Nate

Newsblog‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball
(120 - 6:29pm, Sep 19)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogIf you’re the Red Sox, do you want to play the Indians or Astros in the divisional round of the playoffs?
(58 - 6:27pm, Sep 19)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogJosh Donaldson Wants You To Know: This Wasn’t A Catch
(15 - 6:24pm, Sep 19)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogA’s preferred stadium site criticized for causing gentrification, killing waterfowl | Field of Schemes
(26 - 6:21pm, Sep 19)
Last: Khrushin it bro

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2395 - 6:19pm, Sep 19)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(402 - 6:13pm, Sep 19)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogBrad Ausmus' tirade about 'negativity' a bad response to reasonable question | MLive.com
(9 - 5:44pm, Sep 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSafest Bet in Sports: Men Complaining About a Female Announcer’s Voice
(46 - 5:34pm, Sep 19)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(45 - 5:02pm, Sep 19)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(713 - 4:57pm, Sep 19)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogMatt Harvey Out Of Answers For Rough Season
(14 - 4:54pm, Sep 19)
Last: geonose

NewsblogOMNICHATTER will answer all your questions in due time, for September 18, 2017
(53 - 4:41pm, Sep 19)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogCarlos Carrasco And Trevor Bauer's Baseball Versions Of Their Cleveland Teammates, Ranked
(4 - 4:20pm, Sep 19)
Last: Perry

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2008 Discussion
(7 - 4:02pm, Sep 19)
Last: John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy

Page rendered in 0.2162 seconds
47 querie(s) executed