Jimei Dashwei
Tulou and the Haaka

Baseball in China

For my favorite player....

Baseball in China

I did not get the opportunity to feel even a twinge of homesickness in Jimei.


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As I opened the balcony doors to my apartment and let the sunshine in, I heard a familiar thwack.  It was there again the next morning and into the evening.  Occasionally the sound was followed  by a chorus of hoorah!  As I sat out enjoying the final rays of the day's light I realized it was the sound of a baseball bat as it meets with it's target.  

Baseball in China
Baseball in China

Every weekend since, the boys of summer have been celebrating their season on the fields of the athletic college.  There are 8 teams in  their little league.  1 from Jimei University,  1 from Xiamen University, 1 made up of Japanese business men, and 5 of varying ages of Taiwanese nationals.


Baseball in China

Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China


The sole female presence is a student from Xiamen University.  She learned to love the sport after learning about it from an American professor and has   been allowed to play with the over 50 team. 

Baseball in China
Baseball in China

The senior team members are by far the most passionate.  Many speak English with American accent, having grown up in the US.  Tents, stools for fans and grills for tailgating.  A person could really loose track of where they are after spending time with them.  Certainly, China seems a long way off.


Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China
Baseball in China

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Baseball in china

Baseball in china

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