Friday, June 8, 2007


One of this blog reader(Andrea) asked me did I watch Wang's last game?Yes,I watch almost every yankees games.Some of them I watch live games,others I watch after games finished.I did watched Wang's game.The only feeling I have about Wang's game is his ability of learning.It's pretty amazing for me to see how Wang have been doing so far this season.

As a Taiwanese,you guys pretty quitely understand why I crazily root for Wang no matter how he pitch.Be honest with you guys.I am not as unbiased as most yankees fans about everything of Wang.We all know Wang had amazing season last year.Most experts in many different media outlets keep expressing tons of opinions about Wang.They don't believe he can keep his success.We don't even have to go through about "ACE" topic.I am not going to go through this old debate and cliche again with you guys.

There are two aspects of success in the baseball game players have to take care of.One is physical aspect.The other is mental aspect.I am even going to go through the menatl part again.The reason for Wang's success so far is his sinker.It's easy for people to stay in the same way and comfortable zone which bring them success.Change means challenge.It's also not easy for people to keep learning.People tend to become more and more lazy.The most amazing thing for me about Wang this season is he is throwing more and more nasty slider and changeup.

Remember this,no scouts projected Wang's success before he came out.Diamondbacks didn't
want to take Wang and Cano for Randy Johnson trade in 2004.Remember this,no one expected Wang had immediate success in 2005.Remember this,In 2006,not too many people believe Wang could pitch like he did 2005.Remember this,Before 2007,a lot of people believe 2006 season is a fluke and question his "ACE" status.How good he can be?I don't know.We will see.I just hope Wang stays healthy.This is the only concern I have about Wang.

One thing I know for sure.Wang doesn't think he is an ACE.He just tries to get the job done everytime.He want to be great and love playing baseball.


Z said...

If he stays healthy, I think Wang can be a #1 starter for the Yanks for a long time. You're absolutely right that the key for a pitching career is making adjustments and learning new tricks. And Wang is showing he can do that. This is true of all the great pitchers.

It's amazing that you can get every Yankees game on TV over there! Wish I could watch all the games where I am... I guess I could if I was willing to pay the $500 or whatever it is to ESPN.

Andrea said...

z--where do you live? There's a LOT of areas with satellite plans that you can order YES. I have cousins in Miami, and they have YES through their satellite provider.

And I agree with Z--Wang will be a #1 starter for a long time.

Jessica Lee said...

Dear z,
Because of Wang,We can watch most yankees games on TV over here,but I usually watch Yankees games on MlB.TV.I want to keep practicing my English,but I sometimes watch yankees games on TV over here because I sometimes couldn't stand other broadcast company except yes.

Todd Drew said...

What is the "talk" and media coverage about Wang’s great start and the win by the Dodgers’ Hong-Chih Kuo? It sounds like a great day for baseball in Taiwan.

Andrea said...

There's no one better to have ont he mound when you REALLY want a series win than Wang.

Let's go for a 2-game win streak tonight!

Todd Drew said...

You were certainly correct about Wang. That was his best start of the season.

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Andrea said...

Where have you been, Jessica? We haven't heard from you in a while.

Todd Drew said...

We miss your posts. Wang is pitching tonight. Will you be able to watch?

Eric said...

Liking the Yankees is like liking the PRC. Both are bullies.

Wang doesn't possess overpowering stuff and his BB/K ratio is mediocre. He's good, but don't expect him to be the next Nolan Ryan.