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Apparently The Chinese Professional Baseball League Uses Superballs (What Other Excuse Is There?)


Remember when you were a kid and you’d find one of those coin machines that spit out a super ball? They’d have them at bowling alleys, arcades, breakfast diners, etc. I used to love those.

My go to move was always slamming it down against the floor as hard as I could, to see how many times I could get it to go floor-ceiling-floor-ceiling. It was never more than three (but it was four, if you ask my friends), but it was always fun for some reason.

Well, we may use those super balls for kids toys here in the States, but in China, apparently, they use them as baseballs. At least, that’s the only way I can understand how this ball gets away from so many fielders so many times.


As Michael Clair found and wrote about at Cut4, this was the first game of the CPBL’s (Chinese Professional Baseball League) season – a matchup between the Chinatrust Brothers and the Fubon Guardians.


That, or it was a comedy routine completely for your viewing pleasure:

They didn’t get the out this time, but at least the Guardians went on to win the game 8-5.

h/t Michael Clair Cut4


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.