Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wang Getting Props

saw this mentioned in several places, so I thought I'd share. Time Magazine has a "list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world."
I don't think the list is ranked in any kind of order because Tina Fey is #1, but check out #57. It's none other than Chien-Ming Wang.

Here's an excerpt from the piece written by Betty Bao Lord:

"In his island home, he is already a supernova. Whenever he pitches, whether it's a live telecast or a rerun, Taiwan ditches its political woes and personal cares to huddle in the most unlikely places—from bars to beauty parlors to boardrooms—to cheer Chien-Ming. No matter that the fan shouting alongside is mandarin or mendicant, from the mainland or local born, a great-great-grandma with bound feet or a bare-bottomed tot, the voices are one."

Wow. I don't know one Yankee fan that doesn't like Chien-Ming Wang. He's such a nice guy too. When the Yankees play in Toronto, I hang around the team hotel trying to get a few signed balls. Most walk right by, but Wang is one of the ones who will always stop to sign. He's one of the good guys.