movie day and Baseball Game
Today, Lisa had plans with her friends. This gave me an excuse to go see Jurassic World in theaters. I was thrilled about this due to the fact that I grew up with Jurassic Park 1-3. I enjoyed the movie, which brought back considerable memories of sleeping over at Bryan Duncan's house and being too frightened to keep my eyes opened.
After the movie, I met up with Lisa to go see a Taiwanese baseball game. I was extremely eager to see a foreign ball game. It has always been a dream of mine to witness a game in another country. I finally got the chance.
Taiwan has a baseball league that features Taiwanese pros and ex-MLB players. The Chinatrust Brothers Elephants were playing the EDA Rhinos. Both starting pitchers had MLB experience. Andrew Sisco for the Rhinos pitched for the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox for brief stints. And, Mike McClendon pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2010-2012. Both pitched poorly to start off the game.
The fans here are a bit crazy. The experience was completely different compared to a MLB game.
The Brothers Elephants beat the Rhinos 8-4. The game was a lot of fun. I had no idea who the players were, but it didn't matter. Just being in a different culture for ball game made this a wonderful event for me. What a great day for baseball.
Once the game ended, Lisa and I went to the waterfront to grab food. Tomorrow I leave for Hualien City, which is Southwest of Taipei. I want to do some hiking and exploring in the Taiwan mountains. I leave for Hong Kong on Tuesday. Then off to Kathmandu, Nepal. But, not before a quick trip to Phuket, Thailand on the way.