Rank #1: EP 11 - Brothers Win 1st-Half Title, Draft Talks
- CPBL's journey from 0 fans to over 10,000 fans in the stands.
- Tom and Rob talks about the possibility of removing the fans limits.
- CTBC Brothers win the 2020 first-half season title.
- Why the Brothers are the best team in the first half season.
- CPBL play-off format explained.
- Brothers winning the Taiwan Series this year might be good for Taiwan baseball.
- Brothers' plan to set up a "third team", an additional farm team for player development.
- Rob and Tom talks about the first round of the 2020 mid-season draft.
- Dragons drafted Wang Wei-Chung (LHP)
- Uni-Lions drafted Lin Tzu-Hao (IF)
- Guardians drafted Jhang Jin-De (C)
- Brothers drafted Yu Chien (RHP)
- Monkeys drafted Ma Chieh-Sen (IF)
- Dragons drafted Liao Jen-Lei (RHP)
Recorded on July 21, 2020
Jul 24 2020
Rank #2: EP 10 - CPBL Social Media Handler Daniel Shih
- Daniel's baseball origin story.
- First day working for the league.
- Philosophy how Daniel handles editing highlights and recaps.
- What kind of contents overseas fans enjoy?
- Running out of ways to say home runs.
- Daily routine working for the CPBL's social media team.
- What can fans expect from the CPBL Twitter account in the near future?
- Most memorable moment since Daniel started working for the league.
- Daniel's fanboy story.
You can find Daniel on Twitter @daniel_shih88 and check out his podcast Rants with Danny Shih.
Recorded on July 9, 2020
Jul 14 2020
Rank #3: EP 9 - CPBL Mid-Season Trade Rumours
- Fubon Guardians suspended Hu Chin-Lung indefinitely over leaked message scandal.
- Guardians are rebuilding in the 2nd half
- Rumour why the Guardians sent down Lin Che-Hsuan.
- Rumour the Guardians are trying to trade away Hu Chin-Lung and Lin Che-Hsuan.
- Trade rumour between the Uni-Lions and Guardians (Chang Wei-Sheng and Wang Wei-Yung).
- Tom and Rob talks about why there isn't much trades in the CPBL.
- Trade rumours of high profile players from 2013 to 2019.
- Idea to boost the frequency of trades.
- CPBL cheerleaders moving teams more often than the players.
- Bullying rumour of the Uni-Lions' cheerleader Yuri.
- Uni-Lions to part ways with Logan Darnell.
- Tom's talks about the Brothers fans using the Uni-Lions' rally song.
Recorded on July 6, 2020
Jul 10 2020
Rank #4: EP 8 - Guardians Clubhouse Drama.. AGAIN!
- Uni-Lions parted ways with Ryan Feierabend.
- Uni-Lions signed a yet to be named former MLB right-hander.
- Tom talks about being in Taoyuan Stadium infield for the first time.
- Fubon Guardians' clubhouse drama involving veteran Hu Chin-Lung.
- Guardians sent Hu down to the farm team jail.
- Guardians never-ending in-fighting scandals.
- Tom attended his 200th CPBL game.
- How Tom became an Uni-Lions fan, his first impression of the CPBL.
- Tom witnessed the "walk-off perfect game".
- Tom's favourite Uni-Lions players.
- Why people should root for the Uni-Lions.
Recorded on June 29, 2020
Jul 04 2020
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Rank #5: EP 7 - Mid-Season Foreign Players Signing News
- Uni-Lions released Donn Roach.
- Uni-Lions reportedly signed Brock Dykxhoorn.
- Potential problems for Dykxhoorn.
- Guardians signed Manny Bañuelos.
- Guardians want to sign foreign hitter, why this is a silly idea.
- Guardians' lack of depth discussion.
- Brothers close to signing Arturo Reyes.
- Ariel Miranda said Taiwan is too hot.
- Rob and Tom talks about their heatstroke experience.
- Tom talks about Su Chih-Chieh.
- Su Chih-Chieh on pace to break 3 CPBL home run records.
Recorded on June 22, 2020
Jun 26 2020
Rank #6: EP 6 - Kuo Fu-Lin Suspended for Drink Driving
- Uni-Lions demoted Kuo Fu-Lin for driving under the influence.
- CPBL's handed out another pathetic out of date punishment.
- Kuo likely to face internal punishment for damaged the Uni-Lions' public image.
- Lin Chih-Hsiang incident in 2017, ended up losing his job.
- Unnamed foreign player will join the Uni-Lions.
- Unnamed foreign player will join the Fubon Guardians.
- Playing in the winter league is it really worth it?
- Listeners' Question.
- Will the CPBL continue to offer English commentary service in the future?
- How's the CPBL international viewership holding up?
Recorded on June 15, 2020
Jun 20 2020
Rank #7: EP 5 - Dimple Cannon Hit CPBL's 10000th Home Run
- CPBL loosen restrictions at the games, no more masks.
- Rain of biblical proportions.
- Chiang Chen-Yen became 3rd CPBL player to start and won a game on his birthday.
- Tom talks about Chiang Chen-Yen.
- Rob talks about Lin Chao-Huang and Kuo-Lee Chien-Fu.
- Guardians' currently on a 19-game home run streak.
- Home run streak in the KBO, NPB and MLB.
- Chu Yu-Hsien hit the 10,000th home run in the CPBL.
- Chu Yu-Hisen is currently in a slump.
- Brothers' are heading to the top of the standings.
- Uni-Lions' pitching coach hinted they are going to release some foreign players.
- Guardians submitted a "foreign player domestic status" proposal to team owners' meeting.
- Listeners questions.
- How the playoff structure work in the CPBL?
- Why is number 23 significant for the Brothers' organisation?
- How will this "foreign player domestic status" would affect foreign players staying longer?
Recorded on June 8, 2020
Jun 12 2020
Rank #8: EP 4 - CPBL to De-Juice the Baseball
- Following up on CPBL juiced ball scandal.
- Did the league de-juiced the ball already?
- Ariel Miranda's whopping 300 USD fine, time for a rule change?
- Uni-Lions' home run streak ended in 23 games.
- Veteran Pan Wu-Hsiung's game-tying home run.
- CPBL announced 2020 draft schedule.
- Hidden gems from amateur tryouts.
- Dragons' expansion draft at the end of the year.
- Listeners questions.
- Predictions to the 2020 Taiwan Series?
- Uni-Lions' front office is a mess.
- Favourite breakout player and most disappointed player?
- Revival of veteran Lin Chih-Ping.
- CPBL ever going to enforce their pitch clock rule?
- CPBL minor league season, rosters structure, prospects to watch for.
- Conspiracy theory the CPBL are dumping the leftover juiced balls to minor league.
- Hard-throwing left-hander Yeh Chia-Chi (157kph).
- Uni-Lions' closer Chen Yun-Wen is very good at pitching.
Recorded on June 1, 2020
Jun 05 2020
Rank #9: EP 3 - Ariel Miranda Intentionally Hitting Batter
- A lot of rainouts games.
- Crazy rescheduling back in 2017.
- Logan Darnell's CPBL debut.
- Ariel Miranda intentionally hitting Lin Yi-Chuan.
- CTBC Brothers banned 2 rowdy fans.
- Wei Chuan Dragons to adopt Hsinchu stadium (10+5 years deal).
- Listeners questions.
- Usage of analytics in the CPBL?
- Why Victor the Space Ape the greatest?
- What will it take to get 6th team in CPBL?
- How to increase the level of play in the CPBL?
- Does Taiwan need to institute rules to forbid MLB and NPB in signing Taiwanese amateur players?
- Any long running bad blood in the CPBL?
Recorded on May 25, 2020
May 29 2020
Rank #10: EP 2 - JUICED BALL!
- Total of 53 runs scored in 2 games.
- Chen Yung-Chi's big league and little league grand slams.
- CPBL revealed the balls are juiced this season.
- Who can stop Lin An-Ko from winning the rookie of the year award.
- Tom talks about rookie Lin Ching-Kai.
- Rob talks about mascots Open-Chan and Lock-Chan.
- Listeners questions.
Recorded on May 18, 2020
May 21 2020