Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

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

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.

Lin said he also plans to found a cross-Taiwan Strait baseball league, an idea supported by Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Lee Yung-te.
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 02:34 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cpbl, international, taiwan

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. RollingWave Posted: December 19, 2012 at 04:39 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 09:12 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Downtown Bookie
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMarlins express interest in Bowa as Phils make coaching changes
(33 - 12:31pm, Oct 06)
Last: Shooty Did Not Have Relations With That Pig

NewsblogOT: Soccer October 2015
(112 - 12:31pm, Oct 06)
Last: CWS Keith plans to boo your show at the Apollo

NewsblogOTP - October 2015: Political and baseball desperation
(1033 - 12:29pm, Oct 06)
Last: Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant

NewsblogAlex Rodriguez embraces the underdog role, but Dallas Keuchel isn't buying it | Newsday
(11 - 12:29pm, Oct 06)
Last: Jeltzandini

NewsblogOT: NBA Pre-Season Thread
(170 - 12:28pm, Oct 06)
Last: Shooty Did Not Have Relations With That Pig

(21 - 12:28pm, Oct 06)
Last: Misirlou is too lofty, and grabs up all the light

NewsblogIchiro Suzuki Aiming at Age 50
(146 - 12:28pm, Oct 06)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogAt 21, Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is a true student of the game - Chicago Tribune
(4 - 12:27pm, Oct 06)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogCubs' Kris Bryant has top-selling MLB jersey
(24 - 12:26pm, Oct 06)
Last: Booey

NewsblogAverage Time of 9-Inning MLB Game Drops 6 Minutes to 2:56 - The New York Times
(25 - 12:24pm, Oct 06)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh Rises

(105 - 12:22pm, Oct 06)
Last: Booey

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-6-2015
(9 - 12:19pm, Oct 06)
Last: Spahn Insane is enjoying a peaty potation

NewsblogNYT - Scandal Erupts in Unregulated World of Fantasy Sports
(52 - 12:00pm, Oct 06)
Last: Greg Pope

NewsblogIt’s Mashiro Tanaka’s time to earn his $175 million | New York Post
(3 - 11:56am, Oct 06)
Last: JE (Jason)

Newsblog2016 HallOf Fame Pre-Integration Candidates Announced
(66 - 11:43am, Oct 06)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

Page rendered in 0.1521 seconds
47 querie(s) executed