Continuucast 6 with Brandon DuBreuil (@brandondubreuil) of CPBL English!

It’s time for another Continuucast, this time featuring Brandon DuBreuil of CPBL English! Hit play above, download by right-clicking here, follow the RSS feed here or follow on iTunes here or Stitcher here (if the latest episode isn’t up yet, it will be shortly).

This time on the Continuucast:

 

-Dan Glickman goes beyond the sea (through Skype) to talk Taiwanese baseball with Brandon DuBreuil (pronounced Du-BRAY), one of the co-founders of CPBLenglish.com. Topics include how Brandon got to Taiwan, why CPBL English is opening now, notable names both foreign and domestic in the CPBL, and interesting traditions in Taiwanese baseball.

 

-Dan gets the Angels out of the way for “30 Teams, 30 Posts” by briefly talking about how the Angels may have wasted their opportunity with Mike Trout.

 

-Dan previews the next episode, which will be a SEASON OPENING EXTRAVAGANZA with multiple guests (not all at the same time).

 

Music/Sounds Featured:

 

“The National Game” by John Phillip Sousa

 

Instrumental version of “La Mer/Beyond The Sea” by Django Reinhart

 

“The Mike Trout Song” by Conn.B.

 

The death music from Super Mario Brothers

 

Excerpt of “Pennant Fever” from the Major League soundtrack

 

All sound and music used is either public domain or is a short snippet that falls under fair use.

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Neat Article: REMADE IN TAIWAN

I found this nice article by Sam Graham-Felsen over at Buzzfeed on Manny Ramirez’s now-ended stint in the CPBL. Check it out.

The Greatest Home Run Call You Will Ever Hear

In the history of home run calls, there have been some classics:

  • “The Giants win the pennant!”
  • “Touch ’em all, Joe!”
  • “We’ll see you tomorrow night!”
  • “Go crazy folks, go crazy!”

But none can stand against the great HR call of all time, done recently by a Taiwanese broadcaster covering Manny Ramirez. Ladies and gentleman….

“This ball is long gone, just like a ex-girlfriend who will never return!”

Video of the Undetermined Amount of Time: Manny Goes Deep in Taiwan

Well, you saw the Continuum Global News earlier today, but here’s a last bit: Manny Ramirez has hit his first HR in Taiwan, and it was also the 7000th total HR in the CPBL’s history. Here’s video: