I arrived back to the states via a red-eye flight on Thursday morning. I went immediately to work and by 3pm I was non-operational. Had to call in sick the next day to recover. A 12-hour sleep did wonders. Now I’m back on normal time, for the most part. I get headaches here and there and by 8pm some evenings I’m ready to crash.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the 21st Summer Deaflympics in Taipei. As I explained in a previous post, I ran the U.S. team’s media coverage and it was an amazing experience.

Now onto the Yankees — wow. I’m literally amazed at how much Yankee-fever has gripped this island nation. They are truly proud of their native son, Chien-Ming Wang. Nearly 99% of the fans have his #40, along with Yankee hats everywhere. The Yankees are on everyday — both live in the mornings (usually 7am since it’s 7pm the night before), or in a tape delay later in the day.

Here’s a picture of the Yankees on TV on a commuter bus.


Of course when it comes to the Yankees, I do wonder what will happen if they do not re-sign Wang this winter. Will Taiwan become a hater-nation?