Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 China Baseball League Schedule

Finally, the CBL schedule is out and it doesn't seem like there will be any delays like last year. least I hope...A lot of changes this year, and I'll try my best to give you guys a rundown.

  • The regular season will play a total of 45 games running from 6/6 to 7/30 
  • There will be 6 teams playing this year: Beijing Tigers, Shanghai Eagles, Guangdong Leopards, Jiangsu Pegasus, Tianjin Lions and Sichuan Dragons
  • There will be a total of 3 separate weeks of baseball. Each will be a single round robin format and will determine the teams for the playoff. I'm not sure about the direct translation so I will have to ask more about it. I WILL UPDATE THIS
  • Instead of playing all over China, each week will take place in one location: First in Beijing, then Guangzhou and Wuxi. 
This is the part where it gets interesting:
  • There will be a group B competition that will run from 6/29 to 7/5
  • There will be 4 teams: Henan, PLA team, Shandong, and Social Selection team(direct translation)
  • The winner of group B will face the main CBL teams in the playoffs on 8/7-8/10
Here are the rules and the full schedule for CBL 2015:

CBL 2015 Rules and Regulations
CBL 2015 Schedule

I apologize for not translating the full schedule, but if you want to know more, just e-mail me. Anyway, a lot more news to come. I've been slacking a lot lately, but I hope this information was at least helpful!

My friend has a bit more information, but it's in Japanese. Thank goodness there's translate on Twitter. Check out his page here.

Also, some sad news. Fellow Chinese Bruce Chen has decided to retire this week after being released from his minor league contract by the Cleveland Indians. Although he was born in Panama, he did try to play for China in the 2013 WBC. Good effort! Have a wonderful retirement Mr. Chen!

I hope you all enjoy your week! Thanks for reading! 

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