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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Taiwan apologizes to S. Korea after scouts sneak into practice match ahead of WBC

One of South Korea’s opponents at the upcoming World Baseball Classic (WBC) was forced to apologize on Tuesday after its scouts sneaked into a Korean practice game, in an apparent attempt to gather information on its regional rival ahead of the March 2-19 tournament.

  According to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the South Korean governing body of pro baseball, four Taiwanese advance scouts posed as umpire trainees to gain entrance to a practice game at Dou Liou Stadium between the South Korean national team and a South Korea pro club, the NC Dinos.

Masters of disguise!

Gamingboy Posted: February 19, 2013 at 09:34 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: korea, taiwan, wbc, world baseball classic

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   1. Dale H. Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:13 AM (#4372352)
Are they trying to steal the secret play they've been working on to relay the ball in from the outfield? Or the pick play used to get a runner to second safely? Or maybe steal their strategy of "hard stuff in" "breaking balls away"?
   2. Bourbon Samurai Posted: February 20, 2013 at 12:16 AM (#4372355)
Awesome! Let's have some WBC gamesmanship!
   3. RollingWave Posted: February 20, 2013 at 05:56 AM (#4372405)
They must have realized when those trainee raised their hand for striiiiike and poped up a radar gun.

   4. shoewizard Posted: February 20, 2013 at 06:28 AM (#4372407)
Why bother....the Taiwanese squad will just throw the games anyway
   5. Hack Wilson Posted: February 20, 2013 at 08:56 AM (#4372424)
I suspect there have been wars resulting from disputed football games (the nonsense about the assassination of an Archduke starting WWI is clearly false, it was a Serbia/Hungary football game that was the real cause). Why not baseball.

So if there is a war(which would help the American arms industry selling to both sides), who would win? I believe South Korea has about twice the population, but Taiwan may have a larger, more modern army and navy. I'm sure the CIA can stir things up even further. If the war is big enough, it will clearly make baseball an international sport.
   6. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:03 AM (#4372429)
So if there is a war(which would help the American arms industry selling to both sides), who would win?
China.
   7. depletion Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4372435)
Taiwanese coach Bill Belichek was not available for comment.
I suspect there have been wars resulting from disputed football games

El Salvador vs. Honduras 1969

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