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    2007 Konami Cup Asia Series

    The champion of Japan(CHUNICHI DRAGONS), South Korea(SK WYVERNS), and Taiwan(UNI-PRESIDENT LIONS) pro league and the PRC national team (China Stars) playing against one another to determine who's the best in Asia.

    Day 1 Result
    UNI-PRESIDENT LIONS beat CHINA STARS (9:5)

    SK WYVERNS defeat CHUNICHI DRAGONS (6:3)
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    I was looking at the boxscore for that China Stars game and they didn't do too bad I thought. I thought this team would get smoked but putting up 16 hits against a pro team from Taiwan isn't that bad. Obviously the bullpen could use work seeing that massive 6 run inning.

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    I believe this is the first time that a Japanese champion lost in the Konami Cup. As the Stars, well a 4-1 lead is a bit of an improvement even against a much stronger Taiwanese squad.
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    When was the first time this series was played?

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    the English Website for 2007 KONAMI CUP Asia Series
    http://asia.npb.or.jp/en/

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    Konami series 1st played in 05'

    Yeah, this was first played in 2005. Rootin for SK!! gonna meet the manager next week!

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    Day 2 Result
    SK WYVERNS crush CHINA STARS (13:0)

    CHUNICHI DRAGONS defeat UNI-PRESIDENT LIONS(4:2)

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    Day 3 Result
    SK WYVERNS pound UNI-PRESIDENT LIONS (13:1)

    CHUNICHI DRAGONS crush CHINA STARS (9:1)

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    It comes as no surprise that the Wyverns play the Dragons in the final tomorrow.
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    Day 4 Result
    2007 Konami Cup Asia Series Championship game
    CHUNICHI DRAGONS defeat SK WYVERNS (6:5)

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    Korea was the best overall team. They were the better hitting, pitching and defensive team in this tournament.

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    Good game that was.

    Whether or not Korea was the better team, being better in the right situation is what really matters in baseball.

    Luck plays a factor too, clearly...

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    This event will get better when the first Non-Japanese team wins it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins View Post
    This event will get better when the first Non-Japanese team wins it.
    I agree. It may also be awhile (when it happens, it's going to be Korea, imo). Korean teams seem able to beat Japanese teams... right up until it really matters. I think part of it may be that the Japanese teams, having the longest history and the most hype, go into it expecting to win, and don't really play at their full potential until they realize that, wait, there are other competitive teams out there too!

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    Japan teams have won the tournament by one run in the last two championship games.

    I was hoping for SK or even the Lions to oust Chunichi but it didn't happen. Korean clubs are reaching the Japanese level and it is just a matter of short time before Taiwan can be as equal or maybe better than both countries.
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  17. Chunichi also didn't have one of it's better players in Woods, who chose to skip the games. I don't think Korea has quite narrowed the gap yet.

    I think the bigger issue is getting China to improve, or maybe even having a play-in game with China and possibly the new Phillipines league that started this year.

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