My friend's writing a piece on the CBL, the China Baseball League, and the Beijing team, the Tigers. We've been going to the games, and I've been trying to shoot a bit. It's good to actually get out of the office and do something that approaches reporting again.
Baseball on the mainland is in its infancy. The fans are sparse, and the games are free of charge. The field is so far out in the suburbs that the last ten minutes or so of the drive out there is dominated by farmers' fields. The whole thing has kind of an overlooked feel about it.
Still, a scout from the MLB was at the last game...you never know when the mainland Ichiro will materialize, I guess.
Look for more baseball photos coming soon on the Melon's photo link. For more on the Beijing Tigers, check out www.beijingtigers.blogspot.com