It’s early Sunday morning and after yesterday’s rainout, the team is up and at ’em with a trip across the country to the city of Kaohsiung. We’ll take a bus to the train station, a bullet train to the Southern part of Taiwan, then another bus to the ballpark for the series finale.
Josh Towers, who was supposed to start yesterday’s game, will start in place of Hong-Chih Kuo, who said he felt a little soreness in his elbow yesterday after throwin a bullpen session on Friday. He doesn’t seem very concerned, but of course he and Joe Torre want to play it safe and that’s a huge bummer for him and his fans, as he was going to pitch in front of his family and friends here (he is leaving about 100 tickets), in many cases for the first time as a Dodger. But, he’d rather be safe than sorry and that makes all the sense in the world.
We were also very sorry we couldn’t get yesterday’s game in, but the rains were just too strong and made the field unplayable. Thousands of fans sat in the pouring rain for a few hours waiting to see if we could make it work. The weather should hopefully be much better on the other side of the island.
Otherwise, it’s been a great trip so far…we’ve seen a ton in a short amount of time and the passion here for baseball is palpable. Hope to add more on that front when we get to the next ballpark.