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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Taiwan’s baseball league saved by E-United Group’s takeover of Bulls

Meanwhile, in the land where every year is 1919….

The Kaohsiung-based conglomerate signed a contract Monday to took over the club, one of the CPBL’s four teams, in a NT$130 million (US$4.47 million) deal after the club’s former owner, the Sinon Group, put the team up for sale because of unsustainable operating losses.

Had nobody stepped in to buy the Bulls franchise, the league would have been left with only three teams and would likely have disbanded.

The Bulls, which were based in Taichung, will now be called the E-Da Rhinos and play their home games in Kaohsiung.

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Lin said he also plans to found a cross-Taiwan Strait baseball league, an idea supported by Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Lee Yung-te.
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Speaking of the game-fixing scandals that have repeatedly dealt huge blows to the CPBL and reduced attendance numbers, the team’s new general manager vowed to disband the club if it is found to have engaged in fixing games.

Gamingboy Posted: December 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cpbl, international, taiwan

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   1. RollingWave Posted: December 19, 2012 at 05:39 AM (#4328315)
well, the problem with a cross strait league is that China can't field enough fans or players at this point. Unless they can get some real government effort behind a push.....

The problem with Taiwan's baseball also lies in that when the league first started, there were no basketball league in Taiwan and there were also no cable access for NBA / MLB games.
   2. Gamingboy Posted: December 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM (#4328383)
While the rise of hoops in Taiwan (esp. with Jeremy Lin's popularity) is definitely a factor, almost all of Taiwan's baseball problems can be more traced to the vast amounts of corruption in it. As I said, every year is 1919.

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