PHOTO ESSAY/Cheering fans allowed into Taiwan’s pro baseball games

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/08/2020
Date: By Kay Liu

At the Fubon Guardians’ home venue in New Taipei.

After nearly a month of games played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League greeted its first fans allowed back into the stadiums for the first time in two games played May 8.

A day earlier, Taiwan's armed forces opened a game in Taoyuan to mark the last game closed to fans, with a parade of soldiers in the stadium.

CNA photo May 7, 2020

Some of the soldiers carried a giant national flag, while several chemical corp. soldiers sang the national anthem.

Taoyuan's home team, the Rakuten Monkeys, continued to place cardboard cutouts and mannequins in the empty stadiums, along with a band of drumming robots.    [FULL  STORY]

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