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Pads and foogin dodgers play to tie in Beijing

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    3-3 tie

    The comments at the end of the article are priceless!! :tup: :icon_rofl:
     
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    I stayed up half the night to watch this.

    Matt and Mudd were in San Diego, in the Diamond View Tower, just outside Petco, watching it on a TV screen just like the rest of us.

    My Observations:

    They said everyone was getting the same feed wherever they were.
    Often the camera shot was from behind a fence. If there was a ball hit to the outfield, sometimes the Chinese cameraman would lose track of the ball. Sometimes if someone scored, we wouldnt see it. They would be tracking someone else.

    Twice, early on, at breaks between innings, cheerleaders came charging out. Both Matt and Mudd said,"CHEERLEADERS!" They had red pom-poms, high white sox, white tops with red vests, red shorts (I think) and flat shoes. Later on in the game, I think it was Matt who said at a break, "Where's the cheerleaders?"

    There were Chinese media people, with credentials, wandering around the dugouts.

    They knew who coach Joe Torre was, so they showed him about 10 times. Mudd called it the "Torre Cam". They finally figured out who coach Bud Black was in the bottom of the 8th. Then they showed him a few more times.

    The Duds trotted out some Asian-sounding named players: Chan-Ho Park (Korean), the shortstop Hu and some other dude. Of course, Matt and Mudd took advantage of the "Hu" name. "Hu clanked that hard-hit ball." "Hu clanked it?" "Hu." Hu had 2 errors I believe. "Hu is up to bat."

    There was nowhere near 12,000 people there. Okay, maybe 10K or so. In the 1st inning, Mudd said, "Oh, like Dodger Stadium." The observation there is, Dodger fans arrive late and leave early. Which is what some of the spectators did.

    Most people had red thundersticks. We saw one on the warning track rolling around during the game. There appeared to be Little League type teams gathered in the outfield stands. They had these long banners they were holding.
     
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    Fine China: Dodgers, Padres shine
    03/15/2008 3:56 AM ET
    By Corey Brock / MLB.com

    BEIJING -- There were long lines at the concession stands, lines to get in the stadium and certainly enough blaring music between at-bats on Saturday to blur the disparity between the first Major League game in China and, really, any other baseball game.

    But this clearly wasn't any other game, right down to the chicken burritos that proved to be a hot, if not unusual, items for the sold-out crowd of 12,224 which came to Wukesong Stadium on a sun-splashed day to watch baseball for the first time.
    This was, historic.
    "To see this ... takes my breath away," Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig told reporters before the game. "If we do as well as I think, people will say this is how it all started."
    Anticipation gave way to reality on Saturday as the Padres and Dodgers played the very first Major League game in China, a country Major League baseball is making an effort to introduce the sport to, though youth clinics and, as evidenced Saturday, an actual game that ended in a 3-3 tie after nine innings.
    There was an animated race between packets of ketchup, mustard and relish packets on the scoreboard. Fans cheered at appropriate times. They even did, gasp, the wave in the third inning and banged the inflatable clapping sticks together for as long as their arms could stand it.
    There were even cheerleaders, who seemed to get more attention from both teams than any of the fans in attendance.
    "I think it was like anywhere else," Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. "They cheered at the right time, the atmosphere was great. You just felt like you were in a ballpark playing baseball."
    There was no shortage of expatriates in attendance Saturday, complete with enough Red Sox and Yankees hats to give Wukesong Stadium a distinct American feel, though there were no shortage of Padres and Dodgers garb, too.
    The Yoder family was decked out in Padres hats, gifts that the team sent over to the U.S. Embassy on Friday. John and Stephanie Yoder both work at the Embassy and professed no particular allegiance to either team.
    "She's a Red Sox fan," John Yoder said, sounding only slightly ashamed. "Just call us patriots today."
    Tickets for the game sold for as low as 50 CNY, or roughly $7 US. It was estimated that 20 percent of the tickets for the game were given away by Chinese officials, a practice that's not entirely uncommon for big events.
    The late-arriving crowd Saturday -- long lines to get through security checkpoints delayed entry for many -- was treated to what typically looked very much like a mid-season game between the National League West Division foes, complete with good pitching and little hitting.

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    Los Angeles right fielder George Lombard hit a solo home run off Padres starting pitcher Justin Germano in the third inning. The Padres got that run back in the fourth inning on a weird play that saw Oscar Robles race home from third base when Dodgers catcher Lucas May missed Chan Ho Park with a return throw to the mound.
    The Dodgers took the lead in the sixth inning on an RBI single by, oddly enough, May. The Padres tied the game in the eighth inning on RBI doubles by Craig Stansberry and Adrian Gonzalez.
    The fans were not only receptive to a game they hadn't seen before but impressed both teams with their knowledge.
    "They made more noise than I expected. When they announced in the ninth inning that there'd by no extra innings, they booed," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. "They knew enough to know ties aren't any fun." The pregame festivities were to include an elaborate ceremony that featured a traditional Chinese dragon and lion dances as well. Actor Jet Li was even supposed to throw out the first pitch. None of that happened, though and there was no reasonable explanation why, not that fans seemed to miss it.
    Li-hua Yuan, a 22-year-old student, was given a free ticket by a friend before the game. She admitted, though an interrupter, that she didn't know the first thing about baseball, but was curious to see how her fellow Chinese countrymen responded to this new sport. "Most people I know like soccer, they like Ping-Pong. They don't know baseball," she said, between bites of a soft pretzel, another hot item on Saturday. "I will cheer for the San Diego team. I like their hats better."
     
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    The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played to a 3-3 tie on a near-perfect Saturday in Beijing, with clear blue skies replacing the city's usual smog, and 50-degree temperatures making it a glorious debut for baseball. The second game is set for Sunday. Both teams are using only a half dozen players who will be on the opening day 25-man roster.
    The game at the new Olympic venue drew an announced crowd of 12,224 -- a near sellout -- and had many of the touches of home: vendors selling peanuts, hot dogs, beer, soft drinks or -- and this is China -- plastic bottles of tea. The concessions were cheaper than the U.S. -- about $1.50 for a soft drink or a beer, and $3 for a bag of peanuts.
    "I felt like the atmosphere was like anywhere else," Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. "You didn't really capture the fact you were in China unless you knew you were in China. The atmosphere was great and the field was in great condition.
    "You just felt like you were at a ballpark playing baseball."

    There was one problem, though it didn't impact the players. Vendors and concession stands kept running out of drinks, causing long lines to form before reinforcements arrived.
    There was occasional staccato organ music to pump up the fans, and the music between inning ranged from Carmen to Latin rhythms to hip-hop.

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    "In general overall the ballpark had a good feel," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The between innings entertainment was not unlike what we have in the States."
    Commissioner Bud Selig was on hand with an entourage of MLB officials.
    "The thought that we are standing here today watching the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres in Beijing, China, sort of takes my breath away," Selig said. "We certainly want to play more games here, there's no doubt about it."
    Let history record that the first hit in China went to the Dodgers' John Lindsey in the top of the second, a line shot to left field. Also of note -- Dodgers outfielder George Lombard swung at the first pitch of the game and grounded out. He also hit a home run to right field in the third inning with one out to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
    The Padres tied it in the fourth when Oscar Robles scored from third after Dodgers catcher Lucas May threw wildly back to the pitcher. The Dodgers went ahead in the sixth 2-1 when May singled to drive in Andruw Jones. The Dodgers added another run in the eighth. Starter Chan Ho Park went five innings and allowed one hit.
    Craig Stansberry drove in a run with a double in the eighth to cut the lead to 3-2, and Gonzalez followed with a run-scoring double to tie it for the Padres. After nine innings, the teams decided to call it quits, which is fairly common for spring training games.
    "With all the attention, all the media I thought it felt a bit more like a regular-season game than a spring training game," new Dodgers manager Joe Torre said.
    In the seventh inning, of course, fans were led in a chorus of Take Me Out to the Ballgame. The only person singing, however, was the public address announcer. And there were cheerleaders dressed in red and silver with pom poms and bare stomachs.
    Only at times was it clear this is China, where baseball is virtually unknown and MLB is trying to cash in on a growing middle class with money to spend.
    In one inning, the scoreboard mysteriously gave the Dodgers an extra run. The error was fixed an inning later. And the park was blanketed with uniformed and plainclothes security officials, who did a sweep hours before the game and forced officials to reissue tickets and credentials for fans and reporters.

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    Tense moment in China is diffused

    By Steve Henson, Yahoo! Sports 8 hours, 53 minutes ago
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    BEIJING – Cool heads staved off a potential international incident involving uniformed Chinese security guards and – of all things – the autograph of nearly washed-up Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chan Ho Park.
    Less than an hour after the Dodgers and San Diego Padres played to a 3-3 tie at Wukesong Stadium on Saturday in the first Major League game in China, a group of about 40 fans of Korean descent converged at the door of the Dodgers clubhouse as Park exited, wanting their longtime national hero and countryman to sign balls, jerseys and caps.
    Park, who started for the Dodgers and allowed one run in five innings, tried to oblige but was blocked by a string of green-clad guards, who locked arms and would not allow the pitcher to greet the fans. The boisterous fans pressed against the soldiers and Park became visibly upset, for several minutes refusing to board the Dodgers bus until having a chance to sign the items.

    “These Korean people came a long way to see me and to get my autograph,” Park said. “I’m not leaving without signing at least a few things.”



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    The soldiers were not aggressive, but they wouldn’t budge, either. Park was just as stubborn, behaving as if national pride was at stake. Like the game, it was a stalemate.
    “The guards were being instructed by plainclothes police officers,” said a major league baseball official who was present. “The police officers were telling the guards to stand their ground and push into the fans.”
    Security officials convinced Park to return to the clubhouse, saying they would bring items there for him to sign. But the Chinese police officers did not go along with the plan, and Park emerged again, shouting to his fans to back up and disperse.
    Another MLB official said the incident might have occurred because of a key cultural difference: The Chinese aren’t accustomed to aggressive autograph seeking, and the guards might have believed they were protecting Park.
    A protective barrier will be set up Sunday before the second and final game of the series.
    “The important thing was that nobody got hurt and nobody was embarrassed, not the Chinese, and not baseball,” the security official said.
    Steve Henson is the MLB editor for Yahoo! Sports. Send Steve a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
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    Padre reliever Heath Bell's Blog from China link:

    http://heathbell.mlblogs.com/



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    March 15, 2008

    China Day 3

    Getting back on the field yesterday [during the workout], it felt a little more like we were here for a job that we're not just here for vacation. Today when I got up, I was like 'all right, we've got a game ... I'm ready to kick the Dodger butts.':tup: :lol:

    It didn't really feel like a Spring Training game today. The fans were into the game and it almost felt like Winter Ball with the fans really in it, making noise the whole game. I had a good time. I got into it more than I normally do in the spring.

    I got to pitch, which was good because it had been a while. I gave up a walk, a hit and a couple strikeouts. I felt good because I didn't give up a run but also that I was able to make some pitches despite being rusty.

    The fastball that I threw to [Matt] Kemp to strike him out was good to end the inning, I think he was looking for a curveball. I've been having trouble throwing a curveball over the left side of the plate this spring so it was nice to be able to do that a little bit today.
    Heath


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    Good stuff, Gal!! :tup: :icon_toast:
     
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    our scrubs couldnt beat there scrubs?? Sucks for those who attended or stayed up to watch this.
     
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    Baseball wraps up first China trip with Padres beating Dodgers 6-3

    By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer 12 hours, 35 minutes ago


    BEIJING (AP)—Now that Major League Baseball has completed its first trip to China, it’s looking ahead to a repeat visit.

    “I would love to come back,” Dodgers chairman Frank McCourt said Sunday, when Los Angeles lost to the San Diego Padres 6-3 in the finale of a two-game exhibition series. “I feel we would be making a mistake if we felt that by playing these exhibition games the job was done. The job has just begun.”

    Padres pitcher Josh Geer picked up the victory, and Scott Hairston hit a tiebreaking double for San Diego, which overcame a three-run deficit.

    Saturday’s opener ended in a 3-3 tie after nine innings, typical of a spring training game. Sunday’s game drew a near-sellout crowd of 11,890, down slightly from 12,224 the previous day.

    Both had the feel of games played almost anywhere in America with hot dogs and peanuts on sale and vendors selling beer and soft drinks. Many of the vendors even wore shirts patterned after the Texas flag with Dodgers and Padres caps selling briskly.
    The only hints this was China came from a Chinese flag waving in left field — the U.S. flag was alongside—and a stadium of mostly non-baseball fans cheering foul balls and ordinary outs.

    “I absolutely think it’s been a memorable weekend for the fans and for us in a different environment,” Padres third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff said. “It was pretty cool to play in front of people who had never seen baseball before.”

    The first ball used in Saturday’s game will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. There were also raves for the new Olympic field, which players all praised. It was 320 feet down both lines and 400 to center. The infield was hard and fast.
    “The guys were saying the field was at least as good as facilities back in Florida or Arizona,” said Murray Cook, in charge of MLB’s international field preparations.

    Batting in the bottom of the first, the Dodgers showed the Chinese some textbook baseball. Taiwanese shortstop Chin-lung Hu singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Xavier Paul. He then swiped third and scored on Matt Kemp lineout to left.
    Kemp also delivered in the third with a two-out, two-run single that made it 3-0. The Padres closed to 3-2 in the fourth as Kouzmanoff hit an RBI double and Matt Antonelli hit into a run-scoring double play.

    Hairston’s double and an error by left fielder George Lombard put the Padres ahead 5-3 in the fifth. They added another run in the seventh.

    “I think this has opened the eyes of all the Americans here,” McCourt said. “We came with a gift, the gift of baseball but I think we left with a bigger gift—the hospitality, the warmth and friendship of the Chinese people.”

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    My take: The Padres team that went to China, with 4 starters, and a plethora of minor leaguers from A, AA and AAA, TIED the first game of the series, and WON the second game. This was not our scrubs. They were simply our minor leaguers. Most havent had a cup of coffee in the majors. I stayed up both nights and enjoyed every minute of it. I think it was a positive experience for all.
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  11. EsDee_in_RI

    EsDee_in_RI Well-Known Member

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    The great part about that is they didn't know they were the scrubs!:lol:

    At least the padres won the second game!
     
  12. BFISA

    BFISA Well-Known Member

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    Go Pads!! :)
     
  13. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I don't think those that attended neccesarily cared whether or not the Padres won.
     
  14. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

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    I got to watch the second game yesterday and seemed that the fans werent too interested in the game. I think alot of them went for the beer and cheerleaders.
     

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