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2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier Venues & Fields


Based on all the comments from folks in Taiwan and Panama the ground crews have done a wonderful job with the renovations and field maintenance operations of Rod Carew Stadium, Panama  and New Taipei City Stadium, Taipei.   In Taiwan they renovated all the mounds added 50 tons of clay to the infield and overseeded..  At Rod Carew a totally new field was constructed as the old one had become slow to drain.   The Zoysia turf at Rod Carew is only 3 weeks old.  But holding up ok.

Great job to the guys in both sites.

New Taipei City Stadium prepares for 2012 WBC qualifier


New Taipei City stadium also known as Xinzhuang stadium is preparing for the WBC qualifier.  New pitching mounds and bullpens along with new grass and a renovated infield surface will provide an improved playing surface.  The ballpark is familiar to big events  it has recently Hosted the MLB All Star Tour and past World Baseball Cup tournaments.   A smaller ballpark that seats about 12500 the venue will also feature some updates in the locker rooms and batting tunnels.  Don’t forget to check out the games later this month.  They begin November 15th.  New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.  www.worldbaseballclassic.com

MLB All Star Tour in Taiwan shifts to Taichung City


Taiwan is a small island with 16 baseball stadiums.  Some of the parks are Triple A level and could host major baseball events.  Couple that with baseball crazed fans and you have a wonderful fun-loving culture of baseball.   Today we headed south to play in Taichung after completing a rain shortened game the night before in Zingzuan Stadium, New Taipei City. Photo above are the guys from Zingzuan.  great group and a great job buy the youth baseball team. 

The All Stars are 2-0 and last night’s game in Taichung’s intercontinental field was a close one up to the final couple innings before the MLB guys scored a couple making it 5-3,

Checked out the Pig on a spit in the stands. Literally right behind in the mid level seats section. Open fire in the stands, the works.   A real ballpark pig pickin!

Many of you know that Taiwan is considered the land of the scooters.  There are millions on the road daily outnumbering cars 3 to 1.  Well it appears Mr. Morse from the Nationals was inspired and picked up a scooter helmet which he was sporting during BP.  These guys are really having fun.  It’s a good mix. 

Fields are holding up.  Infields are soft due to the lack of clay on the island which is requiring extra dragging and watering and rolling etc… but the guys are doing a great job.  Greg ( Jones) , Eric and Ryan.  Keep it up!

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