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The Taiwanese Professional Baseball League Is Not Fucking Around This Week

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This is Vinnie. He's reporting for us in Taiwan this week while playing for Italy. They had a tune up game against a Taiwanese pro team earlier and here's the story that's fucking awesome: 

We’re together the next episode of the Pasqantino Family Vlog when he sent me this clip this morning and I almost shit myself. Nicky Lopez got drilled TWICE in an exhibition game ON PURPOSE? What the fuck is going on with the Taiwanese Professional Baseball League that they want to drill Nicky Blue eyes? Legit one of the most unassuming pro athletes in pro athletics. 

Now we got bad blood brewing in Asia and the games haven't even started yet. That's gotta be some intimidating shit. 

Here comes a kings welcome for the boys. They got school children flooding the streets of the team bus. Free McDonald's and basically the key to the city. So they run the Italians out against the local pros to get the community rallied and turns out those mother fuckers showed up holding grudges. I mean figure it out one time Taiwan. Don't make Nicky Lopez call his boys in Naperville. 

In other news, if this story's catching you off guard - the World Baseball Classic begins play this week. I'm following Italy with Vinnie Pasquantino on behalf of Barstool Baseball. He's carrying the camera around all week and sending in uniform sizings and hotel reviews and team dinners. It's real good shit from one of the games rising stars. You can catch first episode here: 

I'm currently working on episode 2 as well as a couple stadium reviews for all the Chicago sewer rats coming down here next couple weeks. I'm thinking about you guys always. 

For now please subscribe to the Barstool Baseball channel for more updates. The Italians got Cuba on Thursday morning and I think the Cubans are in trouble. My computers are still double checking the simulations but early math says we like Vinnie and Nicky and Sully and the rest of team Italy. 

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