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November 28, 2007

Councillors from Taichung City don\’t apologize about bully scandal at 2007 Baseball World Cup

Councillors from Taichung City don’t apologize about bully scandal at 2007 Baseball World Cup

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

2007 Baseball World Cup
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2007 Baseball World Cup stories
  • 28 November 2007: Councillors from Taichung City don’t apologize about bully scandal at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 21 November 2007: USA ended Cuba’s defense at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Semi Final: Cuba meets USA 8 times
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Quarter Final: A brand new semi-finalists except the host team
  • 15 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup: Quarter Finalists appeared last 2 days with some disputes

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Police in Taiwan are currently investigating the “Bully Councillors”-scandal at the 2007 Baseball World Cup. City councillors are accused of showing up for a game with only one ticket, but demanding that two or more people be allowed entry. Several baseball fans in Taiwan protested to the Taichung City Government yesterday. A witness to this scandal, who recorded its process, was threatened by some councilors and hooligans in Taichung City. However, this might be a rumor because some facts are uncertain. A Taichung City Councilor Hsiao Chieh threatened Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) with canceling the budget for the 2007 Asian Baseball Championship. In regards to the rumors of a threat that were mentioned above, internet users in Taiwan criticized Councilors with “not wanting to admit their mistakes” and “exhibiting very ugly behavior.”

According to the United Daily News in Taiwan, an internet user alleged that a councilor, who was involved in this scandal, claimed his behavior was in “service to the voters”. CTBA and Taichung City Government announced to the media that “The scandal was just a misunderstanding” and that “those councillors and voters all had tickets, not bullies” extremely.

Even though this scandal is still being investigated by the police, some fans and citizens are worried that public security organizations and the government will be negligent in their handling of this scandal. They fear the truth of the culprit will never be revealed. The public hopes Taichung City Government will take responsibility for this scandal as soon as possible.



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November 20, 2007

USA ended Cuba\’s defense at 2007 Baseball World Cup

USA ended Cuba’s defense at 2007 Baseball World Cup

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2007 Baseball World Cup
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2007 Baseball World Cup stories
  • 28 November 2007: Councillors from Taichung City don’t apologize about bully scandal at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 21 November 2007: USA ended Cuba’s defense at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Semi Final: Cuba meets USA 8 times
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Quarter Final: A brand new semi-finalists except the host team
  • 15 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup: Quarter Finalists appeared last 2 days with some disputes

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At the 2001 Baseball World Cup, Cuba defended the Baseball World Cup championship, which they have dominated, by defeating USA. This time, however, things turned out differently as USA ever defeated Cuba at the 2006 Americas Olympics Baseball Qualifying Tournament with 8-5.

In the top of 2nd inning, with Cuba’s starting pitcher Yadel Martí was unsteady. Justin Ruggiano started the offense for USA with a hit. After Norberto González replaced Martí on the mound for Cuba, USA scored after loading the bases and kept the lead through the end of the game.

Even though Cuba scored 2 runs with successive hits in the bottom of 5th inning, the American pitchers from the Minor Leagues effectively shut down Cuba’s offense. USA eventually ended Cuba’s reign as champion with a final score of 6-3. The Americans were crowned the 2007 Baseball World Cup champions, a title they last held way back in 1974. Coincidentially, Cuba did not participate in the BWC in 1974.

Other Results

  • 3rd Place Battle: Japan 5-0 Netherlands
  • 5th Place Battle: South Korea 5-2 Australia
  • 7th Place Battle: Mexico 6-4 Chinese Taipei

Final Rankings after the Quarter Final, Semi Final, and Final

  1. USA
  2. Cuba
  3. Japan
  4. Netherlands
  5. South Korea
  6. Australia
  7. Mexico
  8. Chinese Taipei



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November 9, 2007

Baseball teams from Taiwan and Japan battled same day in different places

Baseball teams from Taiwan and Japan battled same day in different places

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Friday, November 9, 2007

2007 Baseball World Cup
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2007 Baseball World Cup stories
  • 28 November 2007: Councillors from Taichung City don’t apologize about bully scandal at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 21 November 2007: USA ended Cuba’s defense at 2007 Baseball World Cup
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Semi Final: Cuba meets USA 8 times
  • 18 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup Quarter Final: A brand new semi-finalists except the host team
  • 15 November 2007: 2007 Baseball World Cup: Quarter Finalists appeared last 2 days with some disputes

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Konami Cup Asia Series 2007
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If the same fixture can be played in different countries same day, today in 2007 BWC and Konami Cup 2007 was the best example of this. Two professional teams battled in Tokyo, but two national teams battled in Taichung.

At the Konami Cup, SK Wyverns easily won by ending early the games against China Stars with 13-0 by SK’s aggressive hitting firstly, but in the “Uni-President Lions vs Chunichi Dragons”, they battled with a pitching game.

The key factors of errors decided the winner in this game. At the top of 5th inning, it started from Motonobu Tanishige’s “hit by pitch”, with errors by Uni Lions’ third-base man Tilson Brito, reversing the match with 2 RBIs with base full chance by Chunichi Dragons, and Hirokazu Ibata’s 1 RBI hit, Dragons finally defeated Lions at home (Japan) with 4-2.

In the same time, Chinese Taipei and Japan National Team battled in Taichung. Pre-sale tickets of this match were unavailable in site. To maintain the honor of the host (Taiwan, as of Chinese Taipei), Chien-fu Yang battled Junichi Tazawa in the starting pitch. With a aggressive battings led by Tai-shan Chang, 5 hits scored 3 RBIs in the bottom of 6th inning, and the relief pitcher Fu-de Ni successfully closed battings from Japan, Chinese Taipei won Japan with 6-1.

By results at different places, this alternative battle drew with upholding their own home each other.

Other results from 2007 BWC

Group A

  • USA 2-6 Italy
  • South Africa 4-7 Spain
  • Mexico 2-3 Panama

Grorup B

  • Thailand 2-18A South Korea
  • Venezuela 4-7 Australia
  • Germany 5-15A Netherlands
  • Canada 3-6 Cuba

Tomorrow’s fixtures

2007 BWC

Group A

  • South Africa vs Mexico
  • Chinese Taipei vs Spain
  • Panama vs Italy
  • Japan vs USA

Group B

  • Netherlands vs Venezuela
  • Germany vs Canada
  • South Korea vs Cuba
  • Australia vs Thailand

Konami Cup 2007

  • China Stars vs Chunichi Dragons
  • Uni-President Lions vs SK Wyverns



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