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24 March 2009

South Korean Baseball Team, I’m proud of you

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Beijing Olympics…

Their gold medal was miracle…

Anyone did not expect they get gold but they did.

 

World Baseball Classic…

Korea was out at semi-final in ‘06 WBC…

After 4 years, today, ‘09 WBC

 

Preparing period was seriously challengeable time for Korean Baseball team.

Anyone did not want to be manager (It might be the effect from Olympics)

In addition, It was hard to make squad because some of important players, who are in overseas league, did not enter the team (by their own decision and problems).

 

Just one Japan Pro League player and Just one Major League (US) player… That’s all… Other players are in Korean Pro League players.

 

Therefore, It was expected Korean Baseball team is out at Second rounds.

(WBC – 1st round –> 2nd round –> Finals)

However, today…

They standed the pitch, the grand final of WBC ‘09 and faced Japan, rival of rival for long long time.

 

The result was….

Japan 5 Korea 3

Yes, we lose the match.

 

However, Korea baseball team did as they can.

Especially, at 9th Bottom…

When Everyone expected ‘Yes, it’s the end’.

They made a point so the result was draw.

(Japan 3 Korea 3)

 

Even they lose, I celebrate they hardest journey.

They beaten Taipei China (Taiwan), China, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan (two times).

 

It could be impossible journey for them.

Well done, after 4 years, I believe Korea could be the top of world baseball teams.

 

Thanks and I’m proud of you

Korean Baseball Team

 

Korean Baseball team after '09 WBC Final (Photo from OSEN and KBO)

(P.S.) I wish Double Elimination rule should be dropped from next WBC. How many Korea and Japan matches were in ‘09 WBC. It’s five times (1R 2, 2R 2 and final 1). Is it reasonable schedule?

06 March 2009

Are you happy with Fox to Heart?

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When I enjoy tweeting 

I knew this new article via @106jackfm

 

Radio star can't wait to hit county's airwaves (From Oxford Mail)

 

This Oxford Mail article introduced a new presenter, who will present his radio show on Heart Oxfordshire.

 

As you might know, Fox FM is replacing to Heart Oxfordshire. From 23rd March, FOX FM will be remained to Oxfordshire people’s memories.

 

The reason of Heart Oxfordshire launching is GCap, formal owner of Fox FM, Xfm, Capital Radio (London), Classic FM and Etc., was merged with Global Radio, which is owner of Heart. After merger, Global Radio decided that One network, which were local radio stations brand of GCap (Included Fox FM), replace to Heart Network. So, we will hear Heart Oxfordshire on FM 102.6 and 97.4.

 

When I read Oxford Mail’s reader comments. I feel lots of people worry about they might lose one of local radio station. I am not sure how Heart Oxfordshire manage the time slots between local production and London HQ production.

 

I know some of my mates dislike Fox FM because music choice, present style, news value and Etc…

By the way, do you expect Heart solves these problems?

 

By the Way, other Oxfordshire commercial radio station, 106 Jack FM and Oxford’s FM 1079 are owned by Absolute Radio, which was Virgin Radio. However, I think these station are not effected from Absolute Radio and concentrate to local audience. Do you think Heart need to be localised as other local commercial stations or to broadcast as nationalised station ? (Which mean Heart Oxon broadcasts more Heart London programmes)

 

By the way, I just wait new ear of Oxfordshire commercial radio.

 

(P.S.) When Oxfordshire local radio launch DAB? FM signal of my house is too poor. Especially, I cannot listen Oxford’s FM 1079 because it has too noisy signal. However, I do not have any problem when I listen DAB station. I am looking forward to hear Oxford local stations on DAB.