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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Taiwan Series: Monkeys edge by Lions to claim their second CPBL title

The Lamigo Monkeys won their second league title in the team’s team history by edging past the Uni-President Lions in a 3-2 final in Game Five of this year’s Taiwan Series at the Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium on Thursday night, claiming the annual Fall Classic by a convincing 4-1 margin.

Insert joke about how awesome the name “Lamigo Monkeys” is here.

Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cpbl, international, taiwan

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   1. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM (#4277556)
One of the local high school teams -- until not terribly many years ago -- was named the Fightin' Coons (now the much more politically correct Fightin' Raccoons).

Makes "Monkeys" seem positively enlightened in comparison.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4277571)
One thing to note about the team's name is that, in it's native tongue, it sounds very similar to the name of the city (Taoyuan) that the team plays in.
   3. ajnrules Posted: October 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM (#4277773)
*looks up the original Chinese name*

I see what you did there. ^_^
   4. rlc Posted: October 21, 2012 at 12:49 AM (#4277812)
From this article (translation by Bing):
Lamigo Monkeys of was born not just team changed its name, more is symbol team of recycling engineering has perfect complete, on this La new group chairman Liu bless said: "Lamigo smile career body in health leisure industry of inputs and the performance has was many consumer of certainly, we this year official will team changed its name for" Lamigo Monkeys peach ape team ", not only will uphold on vocational Rod movement of professional and enthusiasm, actively operating Taoyuan dependency of six level baseball, Fan service to promote the Taoyuan, fans reignited passion for baseball, enjoy the new speed force Lamigo Monkeys, is hoping the team expand Lamigo smiles enterprise visibility, so that more people know Lamigo, from Lamigo also allow more people to be healthy, happy, broaden their horizons, more full of enthusiasm!

I hope that clears everything up.

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