Fri, Feb 15, 2008 - Page 24 News List

Ailing Cobras live to fight another day as dmedia T-Rex

By Paul Huang  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

Dmedia announced the name and revealed the team logo for its newly acquired professional baseball team in the Chinese Professional Baseball League yesterday to end speculation regarding the fate of the ailing club formerly known as the Macoto Cobras.

commitment

With the team's new name to be the dmedia T-Rex (short for Tyrannosaurus Rex), general manager Tseng Jien-ming greeted the local media at a press conference at the league's headquarters in Taipei yesterday to unveil the electronics giant's commitment to local professional sports.

"Taking on our second professional sports team in less than a year's time is a big challenge for us, but with our owner's great passion for sports behind us 100 percent, we look forward to a solid season ahead," Tseng told reporters.

He was referring to dmedia's acquisition of the former ETTV Antelopes in the Super Basketball League.

Spring training

T-Rex begin their spring training in Pingtung tomorrow before they prepare to take on the Taiwanese national team in a series of pre-season games to prepare the national squad for the upcoming Olympic-qualifying tournament in Taichung next month.

The manager's position has yet to be filled given the uncertain nature of the team's fate until yesterday.

Tseng expressed the head office's preference to hire a foreign candidate for the job, with the final announcement expected as early as tomorrow.

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