2012.11.18 WBC官網:Chinese Taipei earns spot in 2013 Classic
INZHUANG, Taiwan -- Chinese Taipei finally found out what it was like to play nine innings in a World Baseball Classic qualifier.
After breezing through its first two games by a combined 26-0, Chinese Taipei fell just short of a third straight mercy-rule (就是我們說的扣倒,Call Game,提前結束比賽,原來英文叫做慈悲規則) win Sunday, but a 9-0 rout of New Zealand in the qualifier finale was enough to secure a spot in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Not even a five-hour rain delay could slow down a Chinese Taipei team that was obviously on a mission after failing to earn a win during the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Their losses to South Korea and China in that tourney were called a "national shame" by the local press. (報導了我們把2009年WBC的意外事件視為"國恥")