Saturday, August 2, 2008

China's team

One observation about the sports landscape in China after being here for a couple of days. I'm not sure how or why, but Yankees baseball is the thing here.

There can be some debate about America's team, whether it's the Cowboys, the Braves, the Yankees, or even the Cubs. But there is apparently no debate in China. I've been here for parts of three days now, and in each day, I've seen Yankees baseball live on the China version of ESPN.

The Chinese pick up the Yankee broadcasts and air them here live. Whether it is the local Yankees broadcast or the FOX television version, as it was early Sunday morning, the Yankees are the only team broadcast on Chinese television.

I've yet to see any kind of Yankees gear around the city, but there's definitely a big dose of Yankees love on the TV every day.

1 comment:

Husker_Engineer said...

Yankees are world wide Kevin....dump the Cubbies and embrace the will feel much better come October...