Chen Chun-Hsui trotting this familiar CPBL bases

A Monkey on the Loose

Not a single soul among those who follow Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League are interested in hearing the pained moans of a Rakuten Monkeys fan. After a decade of absolute dominance as the Lamigo Monkeys, the team that is lovingly known as the Peach Apes fell on hard times over the last season and a […]

Alfredo Despaigne celebrating with Team Cuba

The Cuban Impact

A consistent point I’ve encountered from baseball historians is that the decline of Cuba as a baseball powerhouse started in or around 1962. There is a clear reason for this time frame, on February 7, 1962, the United States enacted its full embargo against the island country of Cuba. By barring the export of any […]