Dragons in the Bullpen

dragons in the bullpen.JPGTaipei –  Yes …we have dragons in the bullpen. Actually dragon boats used for various Taiwan festivities but it was kind of odd to see them parked in the bullpen.  Anyway, we are checking out a couple ballparks for the upcoming LA Dodgers, exhibition games against the CPBL All star team. Looks like we are playing at Tein Mou stadium and Kaohsiung Ballpark. When they launched the ticket sales for the 2 games they were immediately sold out.    In addtion to evaluating the ballfields we held a clinic in Taipei. It’s the first ever baseball field maintenance clinic at Tein Mou stadium.  They had around 35-40 people which was pretty good considering the late notice of the event.  Thanks to the organisers and the “PING’s” the event was a success.

Over the years,  I have been to this stadium several times,  including a couple IBAF World Cups in 2001 and 2007.  Its been a good park for some dramatic games.  Its starting to show
field clininc partial groupshot.JPGits years.  I would imagine they will be renovating in a few years as there have been several other newer ballparks built in the country that are competing for the bigger events.  But for now Tein Mou will host the LA Dodgers return to Taiwan for the first time in over 20 years.  Heading to the Ballpark in Kaohsiung

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