The China Post
Date: April 4, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan exited the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) after losing all
three group-stage games, leading to its rock-bottom finish in Pool A in South Korea last month.
This means the team will have to go through the qualifiers for a shot at competing in the next edition of the WBC — another disappointment for Taiwan, where baseball is widely seen as the national pastime.
Among Taiwan’s three losses, going down in its tournament opener to baseball minnows Israel 15-7 was the most stinging and least expected. It was followed by defeats at the hands of baseball powerhouses the Netherlands and South Korea.
The humiliating loss was also an all-time low for the team at the WBC; its previous worst performance was a 14-0 thrashing by Cuba in 2013. [FULL STORY]