With no MLB during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had to get my baseball fix elsewhere. It opened my eyes to a bunch leagues all around the world. I'm currently watching the CPBL (Go UniLions!). I've also talked about Baseball Bundesliga, ABL, KBO, NPB, and MLB & MiLB. I love a good mascot (see Sababoy & Lion).
Episode 13: Scott Richmond (Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Fubon Guardians & more)
Scott Richmond has pitched all around the world. He has played in Taiwan, the USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, and more. Scott is also in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. He loves to travel and spend time with his family. I really enjoyed my chat with Scott Richmond, and I hope you do too.
Episode 12: Tim Melville (Pitcher for the Uni Lions, Colorado Rockies, and more)
I had the pleasure of talking with Tim Melville, pitcher and barbecue expert. Tim currently pitches for the Uni Lions in the CPBL, and he spent last season with the Colorado Rockies. We talk about baseball, food, dancing, food, Taiwan, Sababoy, and more. Also an update on the Australian Baseball League, and a look at Vitilla.
Episode 11: Ray Shieh (Interpreter for the Fubon Guardians)
I had the opportunity to speak with Ray Shieh, who is an interpreter for the Fubon Guardians in the CPBL. He worked with Manny Ramirez when Manny played in Taiwan for the then Eda Rhinos. Ray also attended the first game the CPBL ever played. He is super passionate and really loves what he does. It was such a pleasure to talk with him.
Episode 10: CPBL Baseball Card Unboxing
This is a mini episode. With no guest this week, I decided to "unbox" a pack of CPBL baseball cards on air. Then I profiled the players I found inside. Just trying something new. Also, fingers crossed that Su Chih-Chieh hits his 100th career home run soon.
Episode 9: Interview with Brock Dykxhoorn (CPBL Pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer)
Brock Dykxhoorn is a starting pitcher for the Uni Lions in the CPBL. He is also in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. We talk about the ups and downs of a life in baseball, going through the mandatory quarantine in Taiwan, some of his favorite teammates, ice fishing, and more.
Also; an update on the Australian Baseball League, a way to watch the NPB, a look at Baseball5, and some CPBL highlights.
Episode 8: Interview with Ryan Chen (CPBL English Language Broadcaster for Eleven Sports Taiwan)
Ryan Chen tells me how he got his job as an English language broadcaster for CPBL games on Eleven Sports Taiwan. We talk about his favorite players, Taiwan in the Little League World Series, Ryan's own podcast Taiwanese Proball, and more. I also share an update on Manny Ramirez in the Australian Baseball League, and I give a shout out to Mayaw Ciru who reached a big CPBL milestone.