It would be even easier to fall in love with these fun leagues if the fans were there. Having attended some Japanese games myself, I can tell you that it is quite an experience to see how the game is enjoyed on the other side of the Pacific. But even without the full pageantry, there is much to appreciate – bat hopping, of course, being the most well-known form of punctuation.
So if you follow the Chinese Professional Baseball League and / or the Korean baseball organization, which team did you take root for? For those who haven’t decided yet, here is the list … with former MLB team players noted in case you need help choosing.
- Chinatrust Brothers: Esmil Rogers, Ariel Miranda, C.C. Lee, Jose De Paula
- Guardians Fubon: Henry Sosa, Chin-lung Hu, Che-Hsuan Lin
- Rakuten monkeys: Justin Nicolino, Ryan Carpenter, Lisalverto Bonilla, Elih Villanueva
- Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions: Ryan Feierabend, Don roach, Logan darnell, Josh Roenicke
- Doosan bear: Jose Miguel Fernandez, Raul Alcantara, Chris Flexen
- Hanwha eagles: Warwick Saupold, Jared Hoying, Chad bell
- Kia Tigers: Aaron Brooks, Preston Tucker, Drew Gagnon
- Kiwoom hero: Taylor Motter, ByungHo Park, Jake Brigham, Eric Jokisch
- KT Wiz: Odrisamer Despaigne, William Cuevas, Jae Gyun Hwang
- LG Twins: Hyun Soo Kim, Tyler wilson, Casey Kelly
- Lotte Giants: Dan Straily, Dae Ho Lee, Dixon Machado, Adrian Sampson
- NC Dinos: Aaron Altherr, Mike Wright, Drew Rucinski
- Samsung lions: Seunghwan Oh, Tyler Saladino, David Buchanan, Ben lively
- SK Wyverns: Nick Kingham, Ricardo Pinto, Jamie Romak