Discover baseball in Tianjin with Alan and Andy! They went to 0ee Tianjin vs. Jiangsu. Check out the video as well! What an experience and one that they are planning to have again in October!
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Who knew Tianjin had the first baseball team in China? Who even knew China had a professional baseball league?!
The stadiums, the echos of children chanting for the local team and the friendly faces made us feel like we belonged to the local team and the friendly faces made the feel of the local team and the friendly faces made the feel like we belonged to Celebrate a Great American past time, Baseball.
I was informed via Tianjin Lions' Manager, Kevin, that baseball in China actually started in Tianjin and has spread across China slowly. Today there is a league called the CNBL (Chinese National Baseball League). Kevin believes that Baseball is finally gaining momentum across The country, although it has a long way to go before it is popular as basketball and futbol. It was pretty noticable since the stadium was only at about 10% capacity.
Tonight's match was between powerhouse Jiangsu versus the young and developing Tianjin Lions. Although the Tianjin Lions lost by a score of 10-1, the roudy crowd never let down. Young children of all ages, wearing their own club's uniforms, performed chants that went As such; "Tianjin Dui (Tianjin)" "Jia You (refueling)". A young girl sat on her father's lap, pounding away at the large Chinese drum in front of them. The crowd was animated during the entire game.
The wind is, the pitch, a hit! Hit deep to left field, the outfielder dives, and misses! The batter is rounding second! He is safe at third! Tianjin has a runner on third base with no outs! T he anticipation from Within the stadium is intense. The n ext batter up hits a nice single to center field, and the stadium erupts. Tianjin is on the board! What a special moment to be part of!
Though But The Stadium IS located block FAR Away from Downtown, IT WAS definitely maybe Worth Checking OUT. The To GET there The Three of US Took The Subway Line. 3 Down to DaXueCheng Station. We HAD Originally Planned ON Taking The 162 Bus to The Sports Stadium, But was advertised. On taking a DiDi instead because it was arrival day for students in the area and the buses were full.
It is the pinnacle of modern architecture and we saw a colloseum, a futball stadium, tennis arena, swimming center, and the one with the stadium lights on; The baseball stadium.
During the month of September the Tianjin Lions will be out of town!
H OMe games by Will Resume in October!
The season schedule can be found below:
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We would like to thank Kevin, the Tianjin Lions manager for inviting us to the game! Good luck in your remaining games and let's go Tianjin Lions!!