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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

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   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. zonk 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"

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