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March 11, 2018

Baseball becoming popular in China? Could give US a run for its money in future?

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FOR the majority of Chinese people, baseball remains a complicated sport. But these days, things are starting to change. The interest in the typically Western sport has been on the rise for years. The formation of more and more Chinese baseball leagues and clubs have also seen an increasing number of programs teaching baseball to Chinese children. From its humble origins almost a century ago, baseball is starting to become more popular in the most populous country. Involving an artistic combination of individual attention and strategic teamwork and communication, perhaps baseball will be the perfect sport for China.

The beginning of baseball in China traces back further than most would think. In 1863, the Shanghai Baseball Club was established; around the same time (in the late 1870s) that a young Sun Yat-sen, who led the revolution to overthrow China’s last imperial dynasty, was learning to play the game at his brother’s house in Hawaii. He later created a baseball association in China to cover his revolutionary activities.

A baseball league of the primary school affiliated to Capital Normal University in Beijing receives training. From that time, Chinese universities soon began to stage baseball activities and, as expected, tournaments were established; the first game, as documents recorded, was held in Shanghai between St. John’s University and YMCA of Shanghai in 1905. National interest in this traditionally American sport picked up quickly, and in 1915, China placed second in the Greater Asia baseball tournament held in Shanghai. Several decades later, baseball was as big as it would ever be. In 1959, teams from 30 regions came together in a national competition. 

The opportunity to capture a huge new market with China’s growing interest saw the Major League Baseball (MLB) open its first China office in Beijing in 2007, and has since developed the Chinese market and educated young athletes. An example is the youth baseball program Play Ball! in major Chinese cities. This program helps Chinese schools integrate baseball into their physical education curriculum, build professional development centers, and sponsor Beijing’s college league. Furthermore, the MLB has three centers in Jiangsu Province which work to find and nurture future baseball talent. One such example is Xu Guiyan, a 19-year-old outfielder from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, who was the first Chinese signed to a major league club, the Baltimore Orioles, in 2015.

In regards to the first official MLB game in China in 2008, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said, “This is the start of more baseball in China. The seeds are planted, and we can continue to grow the game. Hopefully the Chinese people will embrace the game and have a passion for it over time like we do in America.” In 2009, the MLB established its MLB Baseball Park initiative, the first baseball-themed entertainment tour in China. According to MLB sources, 400,000 Chinese citizens attended these programs in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Wuxi. The MLB is continuing to push hard to grow the sport in China, as the country presents a big market for not only future players, but also fans.
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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UnfairRepresent 5 hours ago#2

As with many other sports and industries in China, baseball is continuing to grow. More and more Chinese youths are getting involved with the sport, taking baseball class on the weekends or after school. Many programs for children have been established and often hold classes at the many baseball fields at the Beijing Olympic Park on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This interest in developing the sport in China has also been felt worldwide. Gerald Headd II, a former baseball coach in Beijing, said, “Baseball is an untapped sport that has limitless potential in China. As long as the funding is there to promote the game, I don’t see why China won’t be giving other countries a run for their money in the future.”

In November 2003, U.S. baseball officials signed an agreement with China to exchange coaches, provide equipment and develop baseball in schools. The United States State Department has also funded a program to send Chinese baseball players and coaches to the United States for training.

Founded in 2002 and continuing to grow, the China Baseball League (CBL) is China’s professional league for the sport, with seven teams around the country. In 2007, the CBL partnered with Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, agreeing to allow Japanese clubs to send coaches and players to China and Chinese players to train at Japanese facilities. Japan is one of the biggest fans of baseball, with the Japanese national team currently ranked No.1 in the world by the International Baseball Federation. Through these different partnerships and collaborations, China has created opportunities for its citizens to experience another culture. 

With growing Chinese interest in baseball and continual efforts from organizations in the West to build the sport, China might just be the future of baseball. Through heavy investments in China, the MLB hopes to one day cultivate a Yao Ming of baseball, which would bring huge exposure to the sport. For the time being, football and basketball remain the most popular Western sports, but baseball is quickly on the rise. 


Full Article: http://www.chinatoday.com.cn/english/life/2018-01/08/content_752035.htm

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Would be nice for America to have someone else to play Baseball with. Japan doesn't count.
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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Antifar 5 hours ago#3
UnfairRepresent posted...
Would be nice for America to have someone else to play Baseball with. Japan doesn't count.

Why don't they count? Or the various Latin American countries that compete with the US?
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UnfairRepresent 5 hours ago#4
Antifar posted...

Why don't they count?

Because they tried to compete 10 times across 20 years and only won 1 tour barely? Never got a single MVP? And then had to give up trying.

Japanese baseball is a league below US baseball and that's not a knock on Japan it's a fact.
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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The Admiral 5 hours ago#5
MLB already is a global league.
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Jiek_Fafn 5 hours ago#6
I think they'll run into the same problems as Japan. They will have a few break out stars that will be poached by the MLB, but by and large the sheer difference in the physical size of the average athlete creates an uneven playing field.
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Skye Reynolds 5 hours ago#7
I can't wait to see those Japan versus China baseball animes.
KainWind 5 hours ago#8
The_Juice_ 5 hours ago#9
They're not going to challenge MLB or anything but plenty of much smaller than them countries already have functioning leagues so China can easily do it.

Japan has also won more WBC titles than the US.
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ModLogic 5 hours ago#10
UnfairRepresent posted...
Antifar posted...

Why don't they count?

Because they tried to compete 10 times across 20 years and only won 1 tour barely? Never got a single MVP? And then had to give up trying.

Japanese baseball is a league below US baseball and that's not a knock on Japan it's a fact.

You're mixing up MLB and US baseball. MLB has a ton of talent from outside America. I mean the guy who's being hyped up the most this upcoming season is a Japanese player who's now on the Angels.
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27_Sandman_40 4 hours ago#12
UnfairRepresent posted...
Antifar posted...

Why don't they count?

Because they tried to compete 10 times across 20 years and only won 1 tour barely? Never got a single MVP? And then had to give up trying.

Japanese baseball is a league below US baseball and that's not a knock on Japan it's a fact.


Ichiro won an MVP in his rookie season.
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If it becomes big like a top five sport in China the United States would be fucked from all the All-Stars that would be coming from the Chinese.
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UnfairRepresent 4 hours ago#14
Skye Reynolds posted...
I can't wait to see those Japan versus China baseball animes.

I swear baseball anime exists
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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Football is the most popular sport in China and they're garbage at it. They're not gonna produce good players unless the government gets behind it.
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September 15, 2017

Leaked document shows that EU leaders want to censor internet like China does

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FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#1
How about we make this an EU law.

Leaders who attempt to pass bulls*** censorship laws are executed for crimes against humanity.
FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#3
pikachupwnage posted...
How about we make this an EU law.

Leaders who attempt to pass bulls*** censorship laws are executed for crimes against humanity.


i'm down for that
FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#4
Funkydog  question him ALWAYS1 week ago#5
I thought this was old news. >.>

Or maybe it was just Britain I was thinking of, and not rest of EU as well.
FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#7
Funkydog posted...
I thought this was old news. >.>

Or maybe it was just Britain I was thinking of, and not rest of EU as well.


britain is a well known police state turd
--kresnik-- 1 week ago#8
pikachupwnage posted...
How about we make this an EU law.

Leaders who attempt to pass bulls*** censorship laws are executed for crimes against humanity.
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Funkydog  question him ALWAYS1 week ago#9
FLUFFYGERM posted...
Funkydog posted...
I thought this was old news. >.>

Or maybe it was just Britain I was thinking of, and not rest of EU as well.


britain is a well known police state turd

Doesn't really answer my question.
FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#10
s0nicfan 1 week ago#11
This certainly explains why they're going so hard after US-based tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.
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CADE FOSTER 1 week ago#13
This has been going on for years. They've been requesting Google to delete search results because European politicians have been caught cheating on their significant others or doing other embarrassing or criminal things.

The other thing is that companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft control so much of their data that they're really uncomfortable with it. But it's Europe's fault for being so socialist...otherwise they wouldn't be so lazy and come up with a Search product to compete against Google.

All they do now is complain and find ways to screw over US companies.
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TomNook20 1 week ago#15
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
But it's Europe's fault for being so socialist...otherwise they wouldn't be so lazy and come up with a Search product to compete against Google.

what
Does this kind of thing surprise anyone? 

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RebelElite791 posted...

what


What what?

European countries don't have a search engine to call their own. Russia has Yandex. China has 2 search engines. All European countries use Google, instead of creating their own search engine. They use WhatsApp and Facebook instead of creating their own chat apps. Yes, I call them lazy because many people in those countries are spoiled lazy by socialist policies and generous vacations.
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s0nicfan posted...
This certainly explains why they're going so hard after US-based tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.


And they couldn't do it effectively because these companies are based in the United States.
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GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...

what


What what?

European countries don't have a search engine to call their own. Russia has Yandex. China has 2 search engines. All European countries use Google, instead of creating their own search engine. They use WhatsApp and Facebook instead of creating their own chat apps. Yes, I call them lazy because many people in those countries are spoiled lazy by socialist policies and generous vacations.

"What" because they're not f***ing socialist lmao

Stay in school Timmy.
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
s0nicfan posted...
This certainly explains why they're going so hard after US-based tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.


And they couldn't do it effectively because these countries are based in the United States.

Go look up the utter disaster that happened when Spain demanded royalty fees from news aggregators.
tl;dr version: Google responded by shutting down Spain's Google News. Pretty much every Spanish news site's traffic tanked immediately.
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CADE FOSTER 1 week ago#22
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
s0nicfan posted...
This certainly explains why they're going so hard after US-based tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Apple.


And they couldn't do it effectively because these companies are based in the United States.

They wanted back taxes not paid by those companies how is that going after them those companies owe america probably billions in taxes not paid aswell
RebelElite791 posted...
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...

what


What what?

European countries don't have a search engine to call their own. Russia has Yandex. China has 2 search engines. All European countries use Google, instead of creating their own search engine. They use WhatsApp and Facebook instead of creating their own chat apps. Yes, I call them lazy because many people in those countries are spoiled lazy by socialist policies and generous vacations.

"What" because they're not f***ing socialist lmao

Stay in school Timmy.


You can't read? I said socialist policies and generous vacations. Are you European? I mean it hates to hear the truth, but that's the truth.

China has WeChat and other chat apps. What does Europe have? I like said, so many people, so many companies and still couldn't produce anything worthwhile.
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Mal_Fet 1 week ago#24
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Bat178 1 week ago#25
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...

what


What what?

European countries don't have a search engine to call their own. Russia has Yandex. China has 2 search engines. All European countries use Google, instead of creating their own search engine. They use WhatsApp and Facebook instead of creating their own chat apps. Yes, I call them lazy because many people in those countries are spoiled lazy by socialist policies and generous vacations.

"What" because they're not f***ing socialist lmao

Stay in school Timmy.


You can't read? I said socialist policies and generous vacations. Are you European? I mean it hates to hear the truth, but that's the truth.

China has WeChat and other chat apps. What does Europe have? I like said, so many people, so many companies and still couldn't produce anything worthwhile.

Linux and Skype.
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GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...
GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...

what


What what?

European countries don't have a search engine to call their own. Russia has Yandex. China has 2 search engines. All European countries use Google, instead of creating their own search engine. They use WhatsApp and Facebook instead of creating their own chat apps. Yes, I call them lazy because many people in those countries are spoiled lazy by socialist policies and generous vacations.

"What" because they're not f***ing socialist lmao

Stay in school Timmy.


You can't read? I said socialist policies and generous vacations. Are you European? I mean it hates to hear the truth, but that's the truth.

China has WeChat and other chat apps. What does Europe have? I like said, so many people, so many companies and still couldn't produce anything worthwhile.

Not in the original post I quoted you illiterate
RebelElite791 posted...

Linux and Skype.


Linux's humble origins may have began in Europe, but the current beast is very much an American creation, as the last 2 decade of development, the meat of the OS has been done here in the United States. And Skype, something from the early 2000's that was bought by an American Company has been a stateside product since 2005. I mean you really have dig deep to find something, anything that's recent enough to be consider this decade. Meanwhile, American tech companies flourish by the thousands.
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RebelElite791 posted...
Not in the original post I quoted you illiterate


Oh, let the insults keep flying little man. Read my original post. "So socialist" indicates a high degree of socialism and it's encompassing of policies. If you're this dumb and I have to explain to you, then you need to go back to studying instead of playing video games all day.
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Zikten 1 week ago#29
Mal_Fet posted...
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people need to wake up to how dangerous this woman is. she's trying to create an extreme left empire where free speech is extinct
Flasbangs 1 week ago#30
People are already well aware that she's a psychotic controlling turd.
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Howl 1 week ago#31
But, according to all the liberals here Europe is a beacon for free speech and a utopian society that the US should strive to be more like...
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PiOverlord 1 week ago#32
I don't care how flawed our great America can seem at times, I am glad I live in a country where I can say the dumbest things and not be punished by the government for saying it. 

Germany is yet again the greatest threat from the West.
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Flasbangs 1 week ago#33
PiOverlord posted...
I don't care how flawed our great America can seem at times, I am glad I live in a country where I can say the dumbest things and not be punished by the government for saying it.

Germany is yet again the greatest threat from the West.


So there's absolutely no chance for you to be punished for hate speech?
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PiOverlord 1 week ago#34
Flasbangs posted...
PiOverlord posted...
I don't care how flawed our great America can seem at times, I am glad I live in a country where I can say the dumbest things and not be punished by the government for saying it. 

Germany is yet again the greatest threat from the West.


So there's absolutely no chance for you to be punished for hate speech?

I mean, I can be punished, but that would be in the form of future employment, and the thoughts people have about me.
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Flasbangs 1 week ago#35
PiOverlord posted...
Flasbangs posted...
PiOverlord posted...
I don't care how flawed our great America can seem at times, I am glad I live in a country where I can say the dumbest things and not be punished by the government for saying it. 

Germany is yet again the greatest threat from the West.


So there's absolutely no chance for you to be punished for hate speech?

I mean, I can be punished, but that would be in the form of future employment, and the thoughts people have about me.


That sounds nice tbh. I just wanna insult people and only have to fear getting fisted for it:(
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PiOverlord 1 week ago#36
I hate to say it, but the second the Supreme Court decides that banning hate speech is constitutional is the day our 1st amendment dies.
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GreatEvilEmpire posted...
RebelElite791 posted...

Linux and Skype.


Linux's humble origins may have began in Europe, but the current beast is very much an American creation, as the last 2 decade of development, the meat of the OS has been done here in the United States. And Skype, something from the early 2000's that was bought by an American Company has been a stateside product since 2005. I mean you really have dig deep to find something, anything that's recent enough to be consider this decade. Meanwhile, American tech companies flourish by the thousands.


Pretty sure you quoted the wrong person you illiterate
FLUFFYGERM 1 week ago#38
no one really thinks angela merkel is a good person right?
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Most people at least support her as a leader, whatever they think of her as a person
GOATTHlEF 1 week ago#40
The days where the internet was the new wild west are coming to an end. Nobody in power respects freedom anymore.
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PiOverlord posted...
I hate to say it, but the second the Supreme Court decides that banning hate speech is constitutional is the day our 1st amendment dies.

There are Americans on this board that want exactly that.
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PBusted 6 days ago#42
Doesn't this violate anything? I mean, censoring things as a whole. China and Iran only censors on themselves.
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FLUFFYGERM 4 days ago#45
CartmanMustDie posted...
This is like what Canada tried to do with https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/06/29/how-a-supreme-court-case-in-canada-could-force-google-to-censor-speech-worldwide/


why are the far left countries trying to do this s***. youd expect them to be against faciscm.
s0nicfan 4 days ago#46
FLUFFYGERM posted...
CartmanMustDie posted...
This is like what Canada tried to do with https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/06/29/how-a-supreme-court-case-in-canada-could-force-google-to-censor-speech-worldwide/


why are the far left countries trying to do this s***. youd expect them to be against faciscm.


Contrary to popular belief, both extremes are authoritarian. They're against fascism, but communist governments are just AS oppressive. Fascism wants to control you for the good of the state, and Communism wants you control you for the good of the people. That's why it's so screwed up that we demonize fascists (rightfully so) but allow people to walk around being openly communist. Ultimately they're the same thing.
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Zikten 4 days ago#47
also, in the end, communists end up doing what's good for the state. there has never been a communist regime that hasn't fallen to corruption and tyranny
FLUFFYGERM 4 days ago#48
Zikten posted...
also, in the end, communists end up doing what's good for the state. there has never been a communist regime that hasn't fallen to corruption and tyranny


communism is an absurdity that could never exist. communists are just hateful evil authoritarians who want to drag everyone into poverty.
Nikra 4 days ago#49
You got to be kidding me: Estonia is a micro country in the EU that has absolutely nothing to say over the majority of member countries. And the phrase "current EU Presidency" is just a name that shift between EU countries every six month. It's a joke that will never happen.
FLUFFYGERM posted...
CartmanMustDie posted...
This is like what Canada tried to do with https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/06/29/how-a-supreme-court-case-in-canada-could-force-google-to-censor-speech-worldwide/


why are the far left countries trying to do this s***. youd expect them to be against faciscm.

I mean, China itself is technically "far-left" >_>
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    s0nicfan posted...
    That's why it's so screwed up that we demonize fascists (rightfully so) but allow people to walk around being openly communist. Ultimately they're the same thing.

    Better not say that - you'll get called a Nazi, then someone will try to suckerpunch you.
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    ModLogic 2 days ago#52
    Th3Truth 14 hours ago#53
    EU regressing back to their old monarchy ways it seems. It's going to be as it was in the past. Pirates vs the mainland except just digital now
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