Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How can they let Pettitte lose like that???

Man,My only feeling after watching Tuesday game.How can they let Pettitte lose like that???I know they are fighting for win.I can sense that during the whole game.As a fan,I say that thousands of times.That's all you can ask for.But,As a fan,you must have some favorite players in your favorite team.You are rooting them more than others players in the team.Who is yours???Pettitte,Posada,Mo,Jeter,Proctor,Wang,Melky are on my list.My heart goes to Pettitte.I say that again.How can they let Pettitte lose like that???Man.

Most lost from your team are more like result of the whole team.You feel upset or angry at the whole team.Some lost will be more than that.You feel so bad for one of player on the team,especially that player is one of your favorite players on your team.Today game is this case.I feel so bad for Pettitte who pitch his heart out.How can they let Pettitte lose like that??

I don't have to go through the details.You guys will know what I am talking about now if you guys watch game from first minute to the last minute without fast-forwarding.What I talk about is not only lack of offense but also defense.The last time I have this feeling is when Ryan Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer off Wang on June 18th 2006.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wang's Program timetable update

I mentioned Wang's prorgram few posts earlier.I got some updates about timetable.There are 10 episodes in this program.Each episode length is 3 minutes.This program is about Wang's baseball life and Taiwan which the place he grow up.In Taiwan,we can see the whole show which start today.In US,they will edit the whole show and play two episodes.Each episode length is 1-2 minutes.

This is the timetable about two episodes of Wang(US ESPN):
June 8th Friday ESPN Baseball Tonight(2200-2300) and (2400-2500) 1-2 minutes
June 15th Friday ESPN Baseball Tonight(2200-2300) and (2400-2500) 1-2 minutes

Keep eyes on this program if you guys are interested in.I will keep update about timetable of this show.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Yankees should be careful about Wang's workload

In my opinion,Yankees should be careful about workload Wang has so far this season.Wang pitch average almost 7 innings/per game.Wang started 5 games in May.He pitched more than 100 pitches 3 times.One more is 98 pitches.Wang told to Taiwanese media after Boston game "He was happy to throw more offspend stuff anyway because he will feel more tired for throwing his sinkers"Yankees can't afford to wear Wang out.

I know Wang ask to stay in the game on his last two starts.Wang told Taiwanese media"He wanted to pitch longer for helping team and bullpen"This is just his natural.He did that all time in Taiwan as well.You have to pull him out of game because he didn't care about his personal stat.The only thing he care is the team winning or not.In Taiwan,players are taught about how to respect the ball game and do whatever to help team win.In my opinion,sometimes it's too crazy and too much.

Last season,Wang pitched the whole season.Do you know when Wang pitch his 4th game with more than 100 pitches count?It was July 3th.Wang told Taiwanese media "He was tired at some games during summer"during offseason.That's why he worked harder for strengthening his body before 2007 season.Wang has history of shoulder injury.Yankees should be careful.

LAA@NYY May 27th

I don't know Yankees will win this game or not.But,I will say this first.No matter they win this game or not,they already showed me something I really like it.In the top third inning,Moose just flew out and tried to catch a ball back to mound.They will do whatever to win ball game,not to talk to how to win the ball game.

Update:again,at the bottom of 4 inning,Cano ran so hard to get a double.
Update:on top of 6 inning,Cano and Melky,they all make a good defense play.It saves some pitches Moose can throw in another inning.
Update:Man,Yankees fans won't quit
Update:I don't know the overcome of the game.I would like to hand K-Rod a blown save.
Update:Obviously,We lost again,But Jeter is the man.He won't quit.He is the guy I want when this kind of situation come out again.

In my opinion,they are fighting for win.That's all you can ask as a fan.I know,they lost again.I agree Torre's decision about taking Moose out.Moose gave up the first walk of the game.That decision just doesn't work out.You can't second-guess that decision.I will go to Proctor as well.

Offense need to do something.You can't ask all the pitchers in the yankees for pitching perfectly all the time,including starters and relief pitchers.You put too much pressure on pitchers not to make any mistakes.Just like the preview post.Josh beckett has 2.66 ERA.Good,right?Do you know how many runs support he has per games?9.06 Runs support/per game.Dice-K has 8.46 runs support/per game.

Pitchers have runs support or not,it does effect how they pitch.There are too many yankees hitters in the slump at the same time for too long.They are in the slump almost one month.This is the big sample.You can't say they just run into hot pitchers.Yankees can't keep waiting on them to come around.They need to bench some of them and bring someone from minors.

When Yankees pitchers give up the runs,yankees hitters have to find a way to get some runs back as well.It seems this team has difficult time to come from behind.That's how the Red Sox won those games which their pitchers didn't pitch well.You have to pick up pitchers sometimes.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

I don't sense frustration in the club.....

I can't make up my mind how I feel after watching Saturday game.Tons of news came out in Taiwan and US all about failure of offense.In Taiwan,reporters like to compare Wang and Dice-K in any kind of situation.Dice-K always gave my Taiwanese team a lot of troubles in international baseball contest in the past and he is in Red Sox team now.I can tell all you guys one thing for sure.I don't like him at all.Dice-K has 8.46 runs support/per game.How about Wang?Wang has 4.69 runs support/per game.3 of 7 games Dice-K won allowed more than 4 runs.3 of 4 games Wang lost allowed less than 4 runs.Do you want more stat?4.69 runs support/per game?Sound good,right?No,Actually,Yankees only score 3.7 runs when Wang was on the mound during the game.Not to mention Pettitte.Pettitte is the same fate as Wang.

Of course,all reporters from Taiwan and US all ask Wang this question:"Are you disappointed at not getting any offense from your teammates?"Wang said"It's my fault.If I don't give up those three runs,we have a chance to win".Wang take responsibility basically.When reporters asked what happened in the first inning,Wang said"I don't have velocity and can't find the strikezone in the first inning"These two quotes are not the quote I want to share with you guys.You guys can find these two quotes from some newspaper over there.When Taiwanese reporters asked Wang about Yankees' situation(may not make the playoff),Wang said"I don't sense frustration in the club.We all come in and fight every game.You never know.4 months left this season.Our hitters are going to score a lot of runs eventually.I like our chances.We lost today.We will come back to fight tomorrow".

In my opinion,Wang try to become a complete pitcher.He is in the transition period now.That's why he get more strikeouts recently.He uses more and more slider,changeup,spitter.He learn how to use sinker well as well.He strike more people out with his sinker too.If Wang stay healthy,He will become even better one this season.
Edit:Wang told Taiwanese media the strikeouts he got from Angel game.That's "four-seamer fastball"

I believe Moose will turn it around.I will say this again.If Wang,Pettitte,Moose and Clemens all stay healthy and pitch like they are capable of.We will turn this around.If we pitch great,we will be fine.I don't know can we recover in time or not,but you never know what will happen next.This is just nature of life.They definitely need to play better than this no matter they will make the playoff or not.At least,they can make fans feel better,right?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Wanna know more about Taiwan and Wang???

This news just came out in Taiwan.Tourism Bureau of Taiwan cooperate with ESPN and make a program about Wang and Taiwan.There are 10 Episodes in this program.Each episode length is 2 minutes.The content is all about Wang and the place(Taiwan) he grow up.Tourism Bureau of Taiwan want more people know about Taiwan through Wang.

This program will premiere on ESPN 『Baseball Tonight』at June 9th in US.I will keep updating this news if the timetable change.If you guys are interested in and have time for that,keep eye on this program.Please let me know how you guys feel after watching this program.

Jeter and Pettitte are the man

Do you guys remember the story I mention the last post?I said Yankees need someone to help them and Clemens maybe the answer.I think I find the anwer.Some guys always do some magic things and make you believe.That's the feeling I had when I was watching the last Red Sox and Yankees game.They are amazing.Pettitte is a big game pitcher.He make you so relax and believe he will pitch great game.Jeter is the guy you want him on the plate and he always delivery.Hopefully,this series is turning point of this season.But,we still have Angel,Blue Jays,Boston,White Sox next.This is the tough stretch.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

am I lazy???

You guys probably wonder what I am doing these few days.Nothing but watching every yankees games.Am I lazy???Is it the reason for luck of posting these few days.No.

In reality,for human beings,it's so hard to keep faith and fighting when things go all wrong in their life.It's so easy to say "Keep fighting" but hard to keep fighting.Baseball players are human beings too.Right now,this is kind of life for yankees players now.They need hero.They need someone to help them.In my opinion,Clemens may be the answer.The reason for that is not because of pitching.They just need a break which Clemens' present in the club may help or Red Sox lose some games in a row soon.

True story from me.I was so frustrated at getting a job when I just graducated from film school in California.I want to stay in the United States,work there and make my film.I kept fighting for half year after I graducated from school.All the answer from my job interviews was "We really want to hire you but you have to get a working visa by yourself first".In reality,I have to find a job first and get my working visa from my boss as foreign workers.I kept fighting that everyday for half year.The last month of that life,I didn't want to check my email or answer the phone.I couldn't do anything with energy because of frustration.Why I didn't want to check my emails?I didn't want to get more emails about the same message which I got again and again.When frustration get to you,they kill you.

Edit:How I feel about Wang's performance?Man,I couldn't breathe on the second inning.I couldn't believe Wang throw a slider on 3-2 to strike out Kevin Youkilis with base full to end the inning when Big Papi on deck.I am so glad that Wang did help my Yankees team to win.Sometimes,It's so hard for me to watch Wang pitching as Taiwanese Yankees fan.You guys maybe couldn't image this.For most Taiwanese,Wang presents our whole country and He makes us proud.Wang pitch with whole country watching now,including more and more people in china,Hong Kong.

Real quote from Wang before the game with one of Taiwanese reporter..........
Wang said"This game is very important and maybe help team feel better"
After game.......
Wang said"I don't have command and walk too many people.I need to throw more strikes"

Saturday, May 19, 2007

That's the way to do business

The preview post I said"Don't think too much".Forget what I say,guys.I am probably out of my mind.As you guys know,I try to read English paper,listen English radio,watch English program as much as i can for maintaining my English.I find out one thing interesting.No way you can "Don't think too much"in New York.All the people(fans,media,etc.) pay a lot of attention on New York Yankees.They have all the information they need to know and they all have their own opinion on everything.Even though a reporter grab a 7-year-old child,the child can give you reaction and suggestion about everything of New York Yankees.

It's very amazing for me.Sport or a baseball team can catch this much attention.You guys probably used to this feeling already.In Taiwan,there is no way any kind of sport catching this much attention.I think that prove one thing.That's the way to do business.If I can figure out the whole theory about this and adapt to Taiwan.It probably can change sport business industry in Taiwan.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Don't think too much!!

I was watching the final game of Yankees-White Sox series and knew Red Sox won again at the same time.The more bad news is Red Sox won two games in a row and Yankees drop another series.Now,we are almost 10 games back to Red Sox.It seems no one can stop Red Sox now.They won all different kind of games.They have 5 pitchers pitching like Cy Young.Their offense came along very well.On the other hand,everything went wrong for Yankees so far.Things can't get worse for yankees now.A series of injuries keep happening to us,including pitchers and starting lineup.We still have this problems.We don't have any offense now basically.Several players are in a huge slump now.The wild card seems come out from AL center.Everyone can't wait to dump Yankees.

But,I will say this again.Don't think too much.Of course,I am concerned.If I say I don't worry,I am lying.If we continuously pitch well(starter and relief pitchers),we will be fine.Don't forget we have Roger Clemens and Phil on the way to help us.Hitters can't be in this slump whole year.Red Sox can't keep this hot.This is just natural of everything.No one can't have everything going in their direction and no one won't be in the bad luck all the time.On this pace,Red Sox will end up around 114 wins season.Well,if they can do that.They deserve it.We try to get wild card.No matter how we get into playoff,we get a chance to win world series.Anything can happen in the playoff,Cardinals is the prime example.If we don't make it this season,I really want to find out which young pitchers from our farm is real deal.We can use this year to rebuild our club.

Defense is so amazing.....

I won't go through all the details about what happened to two games.I know Yankees' hitters in the huge slump now,but defense is so great.They play defense beautifully.WoW!!!Cabrera catched two-runs-homer and almost threw out one batter on the homeplate on game 1.He continuously stopped everyone trying to advance to third base on fly ball (I don't think Damon can do that)and actually got one to end Sox 6 inning.Mientkiewicz and A-Rod also made a lot of good play.WoW!!!

Obviously,everyone know I am excited at how great Wang pitch.Actally,I was so amazed at how great Wang pitch when men on base,especially he got into two men on with no one out twice.I can't breathe at that moment.Wang have a big heart.Sometimes I feel he doesn't have one.HA!!

Give you guys more reaction from Wang after games.I believe I probably get more info about Wang than you guys as Taiwanese.You know,The Taiwanese media focus on Wang more.

About how great he pitch....Wang said"I didn't pitch great.I still threw some sinkers high and I threw some spitters too low.I will keep working on my spitters"

About this win....Wang said"Guidry,Mussina and people in the bullpen help me a lot about smooth his delivery in his bullpen section between start"..."I get a lot of great teammates.We will get it going together"

About the possibility to pitch on Sunday on short day rest...Wang said"I will do it whatever they ask me to do"...He start worrying about his hitting..."I need to go to batting practice next few days to practice my hitting."

I guess someone hear my request..

HA!!Red Sox also got a doubleheader today..Hopefully Desalvo give us a win today and Red Sox lose two games in a row.We will be 6 games back to Red Sox.One more good news...Beckett will miss his next turn...I don't like to see any players hurt no matter which team they are in..But...It's not a big injury,so let me feel a little bit fortune for Yankees...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Why this happen again?

I waked up this morning and tried to catch Yankees game with White Sox.I found out.Man,We have doubleheader,"again"???How can this happen to us again??We just don't have any luck at all.Who jinx them??Me??I have hard time to believe why we have so many bad things happend to us.We have enough pitching problem so far.Right now,We have Mussina and Wang pitch at the same day.Can someone help us to turn this kind of bad luck to another team as soon as they can??

Only positive thing is we will be 6.5 game back to Red Sox if we win two games in a row and Red Sox lose again to Tiger.Sometimes,it's hard for me to ignore how Red Sox do.How can thing turn out like this.For most Yankees fans,we pay too much attention on how Red Sox do on May 16.

That's why Jeter is amazing player.The more I see Jeter play and listen what he say,the more I believe Jeter is the man who all yankees fans can follow and believe.I really believe we can come back to catch Red Sox because of Jeter.Some players just can play mental part of game better than others.This is talent.Let's Go Yankees!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A little bit Taiwanese Pro Baseball History

Dear z,ben,Andrea,and someone may be interested in,

I don't know much about MLB history.I know they have 1919 Black Sox Scandal which z mention,but i am not sure about the similarity.I can tell you guys about Taiwan pro baseball history.

My favorite team name is "China Times Eagles Baseball Team" which doesn't exist anymore
Our pro baseball call "Chinese Professional Baseball League,CPBL"
The first year began in 1990,Now,it's 17th
We have only one league and 6 teams in current CPBL.

My favorite team got involved in the big Scandal in 1997,including other two teams as well.There are about 50 players in this Scandal and 23 among those 50 players were sentenced to from 7 months to one year and 10 months prison term.All 23 players got probation.

First of all,I think I need to give you guys some number to understand Taiwan:

1 New York State=3.87 Taiwan
There are about 2.6 ten million people in this small island
In 1997 which was 7th CPBL and the scandal happened,1 ten million people went to see CPBL games.

The numbers I mention above can give you guys idea why this scandal happened.Chinese people like gamble,especially gangsters.Gangsters gamble heavily on everything.Of course,they couldn't miss CPBL which had a lot of audiences at that moment.Because gangsters put down so much money on the outcome of the game,they want to control the outcome.Gangsters use their power and money to control players and try to get the results they like.Because players can't get a lot of salary unlike MLB,some players couldn't say No to gangsters.In 1997,Taiwanese policemen found out this and started investigating this scandal.This event effect our pro Taiwanese baseball league a lot and couldn't recover since then.After 1997,I don't pay attention on baseball until I become Yankees fan few years ago.

I check some number on Taiwanese website and try to describe what happened in that event on top of my head.Hopefully,I answer you guys question.Feel free to ask more what you want to know if you guys are interested in this small island country.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Have you ever wanted to return ticket as consumer???

I am so angry at one thing today.My sister and me went to cell phone shop to buy a new cell phone as Mother's Day Gift to my mother few days ago.We find out the quality of cell phone is bad.We went back to shop and tried to change another model of cell phone.The salesman simply said "We can't help you.We only can do that the next day you bought.That cell phone is not broken,so you can't change."I think you guys probably have the similar situation like us before.Salesmans always say whatever he can persuade you to buy and then don't care how you feel afterward.

This makes me think about ball game.Have you ever gone to a game and then you really want refund after ball game finished?Why?Yankees Lost??The ball game is ugly??The Yankees haven't played hard??Are you regret to have season ticket this season,if you're season ticket holder?Why?Yankees are 8 games back to Red Sox??The season is over??Yankees will be home to watch playoff??Do you have this feeling so far this season?

Me??The answer is yes and no.Weird answer??HA!!

I think you guys know I was rooting one of Pro Taiwanese team crazily before I become Yankees fans.The team I support is not a good team and lost a lot,but I never want refund after every game I watch until I find out they cheat and don't play hard to win ball game.This is the only time I really want refund.

For me,the owner of New York Yankees is very responsible for their consumers(fans).They always do a lot to put the winning team together.Roger Clemens signing is the prime example.I believe they will keep doing whatever they can for winning.I don't know they will catch Red Sox or not.They may miss playoff.I will keep rooting for New York Yankees crazily the rest of season.As long as Yankees' pitchers keep pitching good game,we will start winning games.I don't believe Yankees offense will keep quiet like this.I don't believe Red Sox will have one miracle after another.Another good sign for yankees fans is Josh Beckett may miss next turn because of something in his middle finger.I don't say he will miss that for sure.This only prove one thing for me.Red Sox won't have everything going in their way no matter offense,defense and pitching.

Let's go Yankees!!

Edit:another good sign for Yankees is Red Sox Bullpen is not as good as people give credit so far.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Today is Mother's Day in Taiwan.I want to let everyone know how much I love her even though she didn't know I have this blog.In fact,no one in my family know this blog.I grow up in a single family.My mother is my father.We always celerbate Mother's Day and Father's Day with her.Before I went to America,I didn't express how much I love her.That's the thing I learn from Americans.You guys always use all the opportinuties to show how much you love to someone.That's a good thing Asian people need to learn in my opinion.She give me a chance to purchase my dream which study film in the United States and always let me do whatever I like.This is very unique as Asian parents.

Is just me or what?

I am watching yankee game which broadcast in Taiwan now.I have a feeling about DeSalvo when I watch him pitching.I am so nervous and can't breathe.It feels something about happening.He just make me nervous.

Edit:Another guy come out and make me nervous too.Ha!I think you guys know who he is.
Edit2:Can Yankee bring up someone won't let me nervous?
Edit3:Please,Mo.Don't make me nervous.
Finally Edit:Can anyone please stop Red Sox?

Give Yankees a break

I haven't been blogged for a while because I need a break for thinking that comment,but I still can't stop watching Yankees games.I was so exhausted when I watched the first game of this series because I just help my sister finishing her homework.The feeling is helpless.Our Yankees team just can't get any break no matter offense and defense.

Man,you guys are amazing

Dear Andrea,ben,z,Todd,Carey,and some other readers

You guys are amazing.I haven't been my blog a few days and then find out you guys' word on the comments section.You guys can say I am crazy but I am crying for your guys' word.It warms my heart.This recall my memory of studying in California few years ago.A lot of Americans have great deal of passion which help me a lot,especially when I just got there and couldn't speak English fluently.

I remember how great the bus driver is when I took the bus first time in the United States.I know where I want to go,but I don't know how to say and where I need to get off.He is so patience and explain to me slowly.He help me to get off the bus in the right place.I never forget how great he is.In fact,there are a lot of bus drivers I met in the United States like him.I went to a shopping mall with my classmates one time and we miss the last bus when we left.One guy lead us to another bus station which is very far away from the bus station We wait.

Classmates I have in my class also help my English presenation a lot.They help me correct my grammar problems.I have more stories like this.My conclusion is americans are amazing.You guys give me courage to blog continuously.

Friday, May 11, 2007

It really hurts,sorry,guys,I may close this blog

Originally,I come to my blog for posting another new article until I see one reader's comment on "They are not on the best???"and "This is hailarious"I don't blame that reader and I respect everyone opinon.

You can't image how much energy I have to put on this blog,especially for someone whose English is not her first language.I have to keep checking dictionary for vocabulary and watch all the games on 1am,4am,or 7am.After watching games,I try to write something from my heart and I got somone who say to me "All the articles I wrote I copy "

For Taiwanese,we always review ourselves first when some thing go wrong.We don't try to find excuses for ourselves or blame others for that.Maybe that reader is right.I need a break to think about this.Maybe I did do that unconsciously.I read through all my articles and try to find the answer.I don't know even though I don't think I did.Like Wang's reaction after game.Taiwanese reporters ask him "Did that rundown effect your feeling?That's why you didn't pitch well"Wang said"No,I am the one to blame.I don't have command today.I don't blame any my teammates."
Wang said"We need and will work together to get this team going.I will do my best next time out"

It really hurts my feeling,Sorry,Guys,I may close this blog soon.

Come on,guys,Watch Game

Wang sit on 1-3 record 5.40ERA
There are reactions from Yankees fans after today games..........

Wang is not ACE;If Wang is our ACE we're really in trouble
See,Wang come down to earth;Last season is fluke for him
Wang is No.5 Pitcher;No.3 at best
He gave up 7ER to the last place team(Texas);Send him back to minor
He almost got his perfect game because his opponent is Mariners
That near perfect game is only good outing so far for him.This is bad sign.We're in trouble
No,Wang will be fine;He just have a bad day

If your reaction is one of those,I will one question to you
"Have you watched the game?"

The first game Wang pitched against TB(6.1 Innings)
He did pitch great unlike his line indicate.He left the game 3-2 and Myers gave up grand slam(two runs charged to Wang and he took the lost)

Second Game against Boston(6 Innings)
He did pitch Ok,So So.He gave up 4 ER and Yankees can't do anything with Red Sox No.5 pitcher.Wang didn't pitch great on that day,but it's ok and not terrible

Third Game against Mariners(8 Innings)
He is great.No doubt about that.I won't mention that perfect game and opponent.In my opinion,8 innings 1ER is great outing no matter who is his opponent team.

Today Game against Texas(6.1 Innings)
Clearly,Wang is not as sharp as his last outing,but he manage to keep team in the game until 5 Inning.First of all,Abreu totally miss reading that triple Laird hit.I think Abreu should catch that ball.Even he didn't catch that ball,Abreu should keep it Double at least.But,Abreu didn't do that.

Second,After a ground out,Laird is at third base with one out.Next Batter hit a weak ground ball to A-Rod and they got Laird trapping between third and home plate.The way they trap Laird,he should have no chance to come home for scoring.But,Arod and Posada are terrible at that rundown.And Laird come home to score that second run.This is turning point of game.Instead of having tie game(1-1) with 2 outs and runner is on first,Wang give up second run with 1 outs and runner is on Second.What happened to the rest of that 5 inning,I think I don't have to describe.If they make that rundown,Wang probably leave 5 inning without giving up any run and We probably talk about whole different ball game.

Clearly,We find out Wang is not Robot man.Wang's emotion effected by that rundown clearly.When your pitcher is not on top of his game,the defense behind him have to get every out they should get for him.You can't allow to give opponent extra outs.

In 7 inning,I believe the first two singles are ground balls that find the hole and Wang get frustated at that and then couple of hard hit ball after that.Vizcaino come in and give up another run which charge to Wang.

If you didn't watch the game,the only thing you do is checking the line.Your reactions about this game will be one of those I mention above.That's not truth.In my opinion,this game will not be blow out game,if they don't miss that rundown.In baseball games,they always have one turning point of game which will change the whole game.Since that turning point,Texas become different ball club and get the different feeling.

The reason we lost this game is that rundown,not offense,not bullpen,not Wang.

I am not trying to find excuses for Wang and blame someone for this lost.A lot of people keep bashing our starting pitchers about how bad they have been.In today game,you may say Wang should stop bleeding no matter what happened to that rundown.But,they are human beings,not robots.

So far this season,all kind of things all went wrong for our Yankees team.I won't tell you "They will be fine,they will turn this around soon".In my opinion,no team will be hit this hard the whole season and no team will be in lucky situation the whole season.If our Yankees team get hit hard the whole season,the only thing we can do is supporting them and screaming "Let's go Yankees".They are fighting.The last thing we wanna do is blaming someone.That's not gonna help.Our Yankees players will remember what kind of mistakes they made already and won't do this again or try to imrove that because I believe they are good team.Good team will come out of this slump.We don't need hero and ACE on the team.Everyone just need to do their best.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

They are not on their best????

Yankees are right back on track since Wang,Pettitte,and Mussina start in the same turn.I think every yankees fans feel better now even though we are still 6 games back to Red Sox who keep winning.The interesting quote or reaction for me is our big three reaction after game.

Wang 8 innings 2 Hits 1 ER
"I didn't feel I had no-hit stuff"

Pettitte 7 innings 7 Hits 1 ER
"He feel Lacking location on his fastball "

Mussina 6 innings 3 Hits 2 ER
"He said He didn't finish his delivery and pitch was up a little bit"

If they are not on their best,I really want to know how good they will be.

This is the hilarious

Do you guys see the reaction from dugout when Nieves get his first hit since 2002?That's a beauty.That's why I love baseball game which is team work.Every player support each other.

Let's Go Yankees!!All the Yankees fans in the world support our team.We also have a owner will do everything to get our team a chance to win.

Taiwan~Yankees fan club

As you guys know,Chien-Ming Wang is from Taiwan.Most Taiwanese become Yankees fans since Wang came to big and start pitching for New York Yankees.

There are not too many people watching major leagues games before Wang start pitching in big.We don't have media channels broadcasting MLB games.Only thing we can see is highlight on the news once a while.

Right now,we have the whole page about MLB,a lot of news on TV and broadcast a MLB game every day right now,especially Yankees News and game.We have high rating of yankees game now even though Wang doesn't pitch on that day.More and more Taiwanese know Yankees and become other yankees players' fans.Of course,We have amazing rating of yankees game when Wang pitch even though game begin 4 am.I become Yankees fan when I was studying in California few years ago.I just come back Taiwan,so I still prefer watch Yankees games on MLB.TV.

Hi Everybody,please help me correct English mistakes,such as grammar and vocabulary becasuse English is not my mother lauguage.That's also part of reason I blog for practing English.


WoW!Can you image this when we have this rotation around Mid-June?If they all stay healthy the rest of season,we will catch Red Sox.I don't believe Red Sox starting pitcher will pitch light out the rest of season.

I don't believe Josh will go 30-0.If they do,well,they deserve it.We will get our wild card.I believe Curt Schilling's and Julian Tavarez 's word "We don't need Clement" will come back and haunt them.

Let's go Yankees!!

Almost Perfect...Wang didn't notice???

That's the quote from Wang after game

"It was just higher than I wanted," Wang said. "I didn't feel I had no-hit stuff. I didn't even know I was throwing one, although I didn't understand why no one would talk to me [in the dugout]."

That's really funny reaction.Do you believe that Wang didn't know he was throwing a perfect game?I believe.Why?Because he throw changeup in that situation.If you were Wang and you notice you throw a perfect game,will you throw the changeup in that situation?I don't think so.I probably throw sinker or slider in the situation.

Wang is that kind of pitcher only concentrate on one pitch at one time and focus on the next hitter.I believe he even doesn't know who he face.Before 2007 season begin,he was asked one question from Taiwanese reporter in Taiwan about how he feel when he pitch in Yankee stadium becuase Yankees fans are so into the game.He responded"I didn't hear anything.Once I stand on the mound,I didn't hear anything and only thing I can see is catcher mitt"

Amazing concentration....

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

What's wrong with Kei and Dice-k?

Sorry guys for lack of posting these few days.

To be honest,I haven't heard Kei before Yankees sign him,but Dice-K is very famous in whole Asian countries.Other asian teams always can't do anything with Dice-k.The difference between Kei and Dice-K is stuff.Dice-K have much better fastball.That's why Dice-K have better outing (Not much better in my opinion)so far than Kei.Under my observation,there is only one problem for Dice-k and Kei.

In my opinion,Most asian pitchers can't transfer to mlb successfully for the sample reason.They don't have enough stuff,especially fast ball.There are too many power hitters in the big and they will kill them.

First of all,I want to talk about some Asian baseball background. I have been watched asian baseball games for a while before I start watching major league baseball game.In Asian,Three countries have strong baseball teams.First place is Japan.Second Place is Korea or Taiwan.

There is big difference between Asian baseball and MLB.In Asian,we don't have too many power pitchers and power hitters.A lot of pitchers in asian always like to have all kind of different pitches.For example,Dice-K have 6 or 7 pitches.They like to use all kind of different pitches no matter what kind of pitch counts they are in.They don't like to walk people but they don't mind as well.They always like to paint the corner,especially for Japanese pitchers,they always have great command on their pitches.

You probably will yell at me"What?""great command?"Dice-K and Kei walk too many people.That's their problem.They don't have confident on their stuff,so they try to aim the corner and then miss it.Asian pitchers sometimes will get away with some mistakes when they pitch in asian.if they make a mistake in big,they get killed.(Plus free pass)

In my opinion,if kei can regain his command,he will be a good No.5 pitcher in the big.He will have horrible outing at times if he doesn't have command.As for Dice-k,he won't be the ACE who Red Sox and most people expect.But,he will be a great No.3 starting pitcher.He won't be a bust someone hope as well,but Red Sox have to be careful about the workload he piled up in Japan.
That's huge workload we are talking about.In Asian,there is one thing in common.Coaches will do whatever to win.As a starting pitcher,all coaches expect at least 7 innings out of starting pitcher no matter how many pitch counts.Sometimes when game is on the line,coaches will let starting pitcher pitch complete game because they don't trust relief pitcher.Also they will let good starting pitcher pitch on the short day rest.

There are some reasons I think Dice-K won't be ACE.First,his fastball is a little bit straight and not fast enough to go by big league hitters if he doesn't have command at that day.Second,you can sit on specific breaking pitches he throw even though Dice-k have many different kind of breaking pitches.Dice-K is kind of pitcher rely on his breaking pitches more than fastball.He throw many kind of them to confuse hitters.Occasionally,he will throw his fastball.When he is behind pitch count,he will throw breaking ball more than fastball.Some of breaking pitches he throw on that day won't be good and then you can get him.When scout figure out his pattern and what kind of pitch he will throw when he need strike.For patience teams,Dice-K will have a lot of trouble.But for impatience teams,he will be fine because hitters will try to guess what kind of pitches he throw.That's why I think he will be great No.3 pitcher in the big.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Feel Good Because of two wins in a row????

OK!Todd,You got it.You're right.Yankees did won two games in a row.

I almost got all right in my prediction except Red Sox Won again in spite of Dice-K another poor performance and Lugo's terrible defense.I will say this again.Red Sox is not as good as Most people think.

I have to admit one thing.Even though I was so exhausted when I watched these two games,I feel nervous when Mo got into trouble in the second game.That is the feeling I don't have for a long time when Mo is on the mound.As you guys may notice this,there is 12 hours time difference between Taiwan and New York in US.When first game was on around 3:30pm,it was 3:30am in Taiwan.There is why I am so tired.

I believe most Yankees fans feel so good right now because Yankees sweep Texas.For me, of course, I feel good but for different reasons.

There are couple of camera shots Yesnetwork catch during broadcast is the reason let me feel good.

One shot focus on Pettitte and Wang who are talking to each other on the dugout when Mussina pitches great on the mound.This shot let me feel great.I know We lost Hughes on the first game of this series,but we have to treat Hughes as No.5 starter no matter how great he pitched in the first game.I have feeling we are in good shape as long as our big three stay healthy the rest of season.

Compare to Schilling ,Beckett and Matsuzaka,Pettitte,Wang,Mussina are not sexy names to most people.A lot of people feel Red Sox have three Aces and Yankees don't have one.I have different opinion on this.The big three of Red Sox are not stable.They have ACE potential.They will be very good someday and will be very bad someday.As Yankees Big three,they have ability to keep Yankees in the game under most situation even though they don't have their stuff on that day.They are stable.As Yankees potential offense,we will be in very good shape.

Another great shot is a lot of kids in the ballpark.They are playing around with each other and enjoy watching games.That brings me a lot of good memory.We don't see a lot of parents doing this in Taiwan.You guys brings your children to ballpark a lot in US.Having good family time is very important.Hopefully,I will see this in Taiwan as well.

Go to get new The Time 100 of 2007...

Time choose 100 persons who have most influenced in the world every year since 2004.

Chien-Ming Wang have been selected to this year version.Wang is just the third Taiwanese been selected.Of course,I am proud of this because Wang is Taiwanese and is New York Yankee Player.Anyone know who else in the Yankees get into this list before??

There are five categories in this list.Wang is under "Heroes&Pioneers" category.This magazine will come out May 14.Go get one.

One Red Sox Fan feel lonely...and I feel good....

Yesterday...I saw a news in Taiwan is very interesting...Wanna share with you guys because this news let me feel good...

As you guys can image,All the people in Taiwan become Yankees fans and Red Sox haters since Chien-Ming Wang get promoted to big in 2005.

AIT(American Institute in Taiwan)Director stephen M. young is the person feel very lonely.He hold a press conference in Taiwan yesterday regarding Taiwan and US how to keep good relationship and US how to help Taiwan keep security.

He wears a Boston Red Sox tie to attend this press conference.He said to reporters "He is big Boston Red Sox fan"at the end of press conference and feel happy to share his good news to reporters because Red Sox win again.(Damm)

He told reporters He have one small complaint about Wang.He wish Wang hadn't gone to play for the New York Yankees.This makes me feel good because it means New York Yankees get a great starting pitchers from their farm system(Hopefully,Hughes will be next) even Dieheart Red Sox fans have to admit.

One more thing,Hopefully,Yankees win two games in a row today and Red Sox lose and then He will have a tough day in Taiwan tomorrow because most his coworkers can say they feel great in front of him.This is probably something it's very hard to do in US because There are too many people in the media over there who are Red Sox fans.HA!!!!

Is it possible to keep positive?

Man,It's too hard to stay positive right now if you are Yankees fan,isn't it?

Yesterday game rained out,and Damm,we got doubleheader.Bad Luck...

Boston won yesterday.Someone keep his perfect record of 2007(6-0).Damm...

Every talk shows bury Yankees,Brian Cashman,Joe Torre yesterday.How bad jobs they did and
How bad luck Yankees hit so far this season.

We are 6 games back to Red Sox and even behind Tampa Bay(They won yesterday)There are only two teams less than 10 wins now in the major.Who are they?Kansas City and Washington.Man...

We lost our future,Phil Hughes for two months.Bad Luck...

We lost Pavano AGAIN...

It seems Clement will sign either Houston(flexible schedule,hometown,watch his son playing and NL is much easier to pitch) or Boston(Where he begin his career,it seems an unstoppable team at first place of AL East).No way he will come to last place(New York Yankees).Even Clement come,he may not as good as he was in the NL last couple of years.


We may lost Pavano for Tommy John surgery.Man.When I saw this "breaking"news earlier on Pete blog,it doesn't surprise me at all.This is just like Wang say he will pitch Saturday and won't miss his turn when Pete post this news on his blog.It doesn't surprise me at all.This is Wang's attitude.He wants to help his team badly.This thing let us know one thing.Next time,every general manager want to sign a guy and he need to know this guy's personality except his number.

Why this guy can't stay health?It's very hard for me to believe he just hit a series of bad luck.He has a lot of "funny"injury,such as butt,car accident,and not in good shape.I am kind of curious about who(which club)will take a chance on him after this contract with Yankees.I think he will never pitch again in the big if he go on to Tommy John surgery.I don't think someone will sign him again.

I will say let him go.This will certainly help club chemistry.This is not the big blow because I actually didn't expect him to contribute.No one count on him actually.

I don't blame Cashman to sign this guy (a lot of clubs want to sign him at that moment) and didn't get rid of this guy.I think Cashman just didn't get rid of this guy guickly enough before he got himself injury again.I think Cashman try to do this before trading deadline,so he can get more from him.That's why he can't say something bad to hurt his value.But,man.This guy even can't keep pitching at least for one month.

Cashman didn't count on him,I think.He count on Pavano as No.5 starter.As far as I know,we can fill anyone from minor as No.5 starter.The bad news for Yankees is they lose No.1(Wang),No3(Mussina),No5(Pavano,of course),No.6 (Jeff)at the same time.That's why we are in trouble.You just can't replace the innings Wang and Mussina will provide.Look at what Wang did at his first two starts.Clearly,Wang is not at his best,but he pitches at least 6 innings each time(4 runs each time).Compare to offense Yankees put on board early April.Wang will easily win 3-4 wins for us and save the bullpen at the same time.

Do you feel I am so negative?No,I am not.At least,we don't have to count on Pavano,right?At least,We won't see Pavano in the club,right?HA!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Hughes hurt..Bad News continuous???

That's why people perfer to read novel instead of watching movie which adapt from novel under most circumstance.


On today game,Phil Hughes proves another direction.In just his second start in the big,he shows everyone why he is No.1 prospect.Hughes almost get no-no at the age 20.This is something most pitchers can't get it in their whole life.Before today game,he pitched so so in his first game.What we get all the talk about Hughes is just "Imagination". When I was watching toady game,I couldn't stop saying"WOW!WOW!WOW".This is not dream,not imagination.I agree with Pete on his blog,Yankees shouldn't make this panic move to bring Hughes up this earlier.They should take him slowly.Only one good thing about this whole thing,we are definitely sure Hughes is read deal now.Because of this hammy,they have to shut him down for 2 months.(Assuming Hughes can recover from this.This hammy isn't serious)They won't blow Hughes over 180 innings this season.Because of Wang and Mussina's hammy,they won't have to pitch this much.All this consideration,they will keep all of them fresh.I can't wait to see Hughes,Wang,Pettitte,Mussina,Clement(Maybe,for half season) pitching at the same time this season. "WOW!WOW!WOW!"

At this point of season,things can't get worse for Yankees.One pitcher after another keep getting hurt and some hitters struggle at the plate.We are in the last place of AL East.Everyone say we can't catch Red Hot Red Sox.Maybe they are right.Who knows?Even my personality is as positive as possible,I scream at the Television when I see Hughes grabbing his leg and trainer run toward to the mound.

In my opinion,things can't get worse than this when we get hit as hard as everyone even can image.I believe only good thing can happen to this team.

One thing for sure.Yes.Everyone say Yankees isn't good and we can't catch Red Sox this season.But,in my opinion,Red Sox is not as good team as everyone say.I still think we have better bullpen than Red Sox's bullpen.The reason I say this is not about Red Sox losing a game to A's and is not about Papelbon blowing two runs lead in the 9 inning.Mo will blow game as well.They are human beings,not machine.I have three reasons for that.

First,Red Sox offense only can manage 4 runs in this game.

Second,Red Sox don't have good relief pitchers except Okajima and Papelbon.If they can't have healthy Papelbon whole season,they're in trouble.They lost today games after Papelbon leaving after 9 inning.

Third,Everyone get on Torre about how much he use his bullpen.Everyone blames Torre pulling Starters too quickly.I have different opinion,Terry Francona don't have faith with his bullpen.He shows it.He keeps pushing his starters to 7 or 8 inning.Most Red Sox starters get to more than 100 pitches,even more than 110 pitches.That's why he has good bullpen ERA so far this season.They haven't been tested hard.I don't think Red Sox starters can keep doing this.They will have injure problem if Terry keep pushing his starters.On the other hand,Torre know how to protect his starters.It's much difficult to keep starter flash whole season than keeping relief pitchers flash.It's also much easier to get replacement of relief pitchers before trade deadline than getting good starters.Once we get all the starters back,they keep pitching at least 6 innings.We will be right back on track.I believe Wang,Pettitte,Mussina can get to 6 innings on the regular basis.

About me and this blog

You don't have to read this post if you don't want.You can read next one directly.Just in case,if you guys want to know about me.

I am planning to blog for a long time.I didn't do it until now for whatever reason.

Finally,I decide to do it when my New York Yankees team is in the last place of American League and a lot of people believe Yankees won't recover to catch Red Hot Red Sox.

First of All,I am a Taiwanese and study film in California,USA for couple of years.I can speak Mandarin,Taiwanese,Cantonese and English.So,as you guys understand,English is not my first Language.Hopefully,everyone can stand my poor English and help me correct my mistakes.

I am a big sport fan since I was a kid,especailly for baseball.The reason of baseball game is so attractive for me is teamwork."All for one;One for All".Baseball team can't get a championship without everyone's effort.

I did a lot of crazy things about baseball.Before becoming a yankees fan few years ago when I study film in the United States,I was rooting crazily for one of my Taiwanese pro baseball team.This Taiwanese pro baseball team is not a good team.They have good hitting but terrible pitching staff.Even though they lost a lot of games,I was still rooting crazily for them.Finally,they got into playoff one year.I am so happy for that,but Policemen in Taiwan found out most players on this team cheating.Players took money from people involved in gamble.After that,I stop watching baseball game for a long time until I become a yankees fan.

All I care about my team(New York Yankees) is passion and fighting.

I don't know what will happen from now to the end of 2007 season.Yankees may or may not make the playoff this season.So what? I hope they get healthier and no body get hurt again.They are fighting now and I am enjoy watching those ball games.

I decide to share my though with a lot of yankees fans.That is why I open this blog.