In case you didn't know, Manny Ramirez is now playing in Taiwan after an uninspiring minor league stint with the Oakland Athletics last summer. He failed to catch on with any major league team this offseason, and headed to Asia, where he's playing on the EDA Rhinos.
Yesterday, Ramirez hit his first homer of the year for the Rhinos, and the reaction from the play-by-play announcer was, in a word, unbelievable. If you've ever watched Asian pro wrestling or MMA, you're likely familiar with this style of announcing: uncontrolled screaming, and the only words that your English-speaking self can make out are the athlete's name.
On a related note, now that Taiwanese play by play has joined Taiwanese animation in the consciousness of sports fans, I wonder what's going to be the next hot trend coming out of the country. Ridiculous replica caps and jerseys, perhaps?
@Bryan_Vehonsky hahahaha manny in Taiwan.
@awfulannouncing my favorite line in there is "see you later!"
What the guy is saying at the 1:34 mark is "[this ball is] see you later [goodBYE!!]" ...I was hoping he would throw in a "Mr. Spaulding" right then. And, for what it's worth, the announcer was definitely amped up over Manny's HR, describing the shot to center field, etc, but if you did understood Chinese, it was all pretty much what you would expect from someone in the US and nowhere near "Havlicek stole the ball!!"
@awfulannouncing 2 thoughts: Who is the other white guy on the Rhinos and the movie Mr Baseball was ridiculously accurate.
@awfulannouncing The "see you rater" at the 1:34 mark is amazing...