KONG (AP) - After a disappointing season last year, the Chicago
Whales decided to pack up their bags and move out of the windy
city. Top team officals cited Chicago City Council reluctance
to renew the lease on the ballpark as their motive to relocate.
months of research and serious consideration of different
possible cities, the team choose Hong Kong as their next home
Kong, known as the "pearl of the east", is a tiny city that
hosts close to 8 million people. Everybody in Hong Kong is
very excited about the news that a Weaver League baseball
team is moving back into the city. To make sure that the baesball
team is here to stay this time, the Hong Kong government bull-dozed
the old airport to make room for the construction of the new
ballpark (which hasnít been named at press time). Also, in
tribute to the old franchise from the city, the team is to
be renamed the Hong Kong
the 2005 season starts, not only they will have a new name,
they will also have a lot of new faces in the dugout. First
off, Jackie Chan (Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour) was hired
to be the new skipper of the Hong Kong Dragons, the old GM
has been replaced by Sammo Hung (Martial Law), and the 3rd
base coach has been replaced by Jet Li (Lethal weapon 4).
This is going to be an exciting season for the Hong Kong Dragons.