I have to admit, it's been a while since I've watched any CPBL games and I haven't been following it as closely as I did when the season first started. But we return to CPBL coverage today with news that the first half of the season has been completed, and the CTBC Brothers are first half champions.
The Brothers currently sit at 36-23, three games ahead of the Rakuten Monkeys. The Brothers clinched the first half championship with a 6-1 win over the Uni Lions this morning.
It looks like those fans are having a great time. I can only hope that we'll have moments like this again soon in the U.S.
If I understand everything correctly, the Brothers have clinched a playoff spot with their first half championship. The Brothers have won seven championships in the CPBL in their time, but haven't won since 2010.
They've faced the Rakuten Monkeys in three of the last five Taiwan Series, and it certainly seems like that scenario is likely again this year.
Maybe during the second half of the season I'll do a better job of following along.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.