美國人被中職「這幕」嚇傻 推特轉爆「好羨慕台灣」|Twitter in meltdown after Taiwan CPBL game

中華職棒|Chinese Professional Baseball League(CNA)

【看CP學英文】近日美國各州再次封鎖,經濟、體育、文化活動停滯,相比之下,台灣職業賽事已經陸續重啟步上軌道。昨(12)日,美國人在推特瘋狂轉推中華職棒7月11日富邦悍將出戰中信兄弟的精彩片段,直呼好羨慕!

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread at alarming speed in the United States, businesses, sporting events and everyday life become increasingly affected as lockdowns become the new norm. 

To this, Taiwan has become a sanctuary for sports-starved US fans as the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL, 中華職棒) continues to hold baseball games, even allowing fans to attend, leading to US Twitter users to express their envy and admiration towards Taiwan. 

美國週一單日確診再破新高,過去24小時,全美確診案例突破66,500人,重災區佛羅里達州單日確診案例更超越疫情爆發以來各州紀錄,單日感染人數達15,299人。

The United States has reported another record increase of COVID-19 infections on Monday , with more than 66,500 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. Among the newly confirmed cases, Florida accounted for 15,299 of them, becoming the highest number of new cases in a single day by any state since the pandemic began.

週六,中信兄弟在台中洲際球場出戰富邦悍將,現場擁入10,591人,萬名象迷齊聲呼喊,場面相當壯觀,中信兄弟江坤宇在4局下更轟出滿貫全壘打,最後帶領中信以17比0獲勝

The Chinatrust Brothers played against the Fubon Guardians at the Taichung Inter-continental Baseball Stadium (台中洲際球場) on Saturday, attracting 10,591 fans. Chinatrust batter Chiang Kun-yu (江坤宇) hit a grand slam during the fourth inning, ultimately leading the ChinaTrust Brothers to win 17 to nil.

中信兄弟江坤宇|Chiang Kun-yu (NOWnews)

美國推特網友紛紛轉貼台灣體育頻道撥出的精彩好球片段, 並點出台灣至今確診人數僅451人,死亡人數7人,諷刺地強調台灣總人口比佛州還多,確診數卻天差地別,誇獎台灣相對美國有稱職的政府,體育賽事如棒球都能如常舉行。

The ball game recap posted by the CPBL has since garnered 8.4k likes and 2.4K retweets on Twitter. US fans also took to the comment sections to commend Taiwan on successfully containing the virus with only 451 confirmed cases and 7 deaths as of Monday.

Some also pointed out that though Taiwan’s population is larger than that of Florida, Taiwan’s confirmed cases are drastically lower. Many attributed this fact to Taiwan’s fast reaction and competent government which ensured that public events can continue just 6 months after the outbreak first began.

眾多嘲諷美國政府防疫無力的貼文引起網友熱烈討論,「我根本忘記當『球迷』是什麼概念,等不及2030年美國能再次讓我重溫所謂『球迷』的樣子」、「大家可以上ElevenSportsTW看英文轉播中華職棒」、「這就是有提前預防、重視新冠肺炎的國家所享有的生活」。

Among the comments, one netizen sarcastically wrote, “I had forgotten what ‘fans’ look like, can’t wait till USA gets that in 2030.” Another told fellow baseball-lovers to catch the games on ElevenSportsTW, while others lamented the situation in the US, commenting, “This is what a country that took the coronavirus seriously looks like.”

美國推特網友:「我根本忘記當『球迷』是什麼概念,等不及2030年美國能再次讓我重溫所謂『球迷』的樣子」|“I had forgotten what ‘fans’ look like, can’t wait till USA gets that in 2030.”(Courtesy of Twitter)
網友貼心推薦其他人可以上ElevenSportsTW看英文轉播中華職棒|One of the netizens told fellow baseball-lovers to catch the games on ElevenSportsTW. (Courtesy of Twitter)