Goodbye Taiwan


It was a short fun journey! I just was released by the Lamigo Monkeys…..

– going to start packing now, its 1am Saturday night. I will keep everyone updated with the details and what happened.

thanks to all my friends, fans, and new fans in Asia. I hope to be back soon to play over here.

UPDATE: I will still do another blog about my last week in Taiwan, and will continue it during Winterball or wherever my next step in my baseball career takes me. I am very appreciative of all the comments and views of the blog. I never realized how many people took the time to read these entries. I am truly blessed to have all of your support. I wish everyone the best in life and please keep in touch

 

UPDATE Part 2: I have a PGO 125CC Scooter with no papers, but has a license plate and its NOT stolen. I need help selling it before I leave. I just installed a new engine from SYM and it runs smooth and fast. Just looking to get what I paid for it 8000NT or best offer. I hope that a local fan can tell their friends and help me sell it before I leave. Not the prettiest scooter, but runs great and is reliable.

 

94 comments

  1. DaYu

    I’ve been to your last start on Wednesday. I was fully enjoyed the game. Thank you!
    Hope to see you soon 🙂

  2. jill

    hope you would like to take another 15-hour flight to get here in the future. i believe it’s a tough decision to both the team and the fans.
    Great thanks to your contribution to the Lamigo these days.
    Goodbye Scot, and look forward to seeing you soon!

  3. Shawn

    I am a Lamigo fan who studies in the UK.

    Sorry to hear such bad news. You are a great pitcher, no doubt! Although I am in the UK, I still watch a number of Lamigo’s videos through the Internet. Thank you for your efforts in these months.

    I will be back to Taiwan next year. Hope you can go back to Lamigo as well.

    Wish you the BEST LUCK, Scot! Taiwanese fans will miss you!

  4. chiou

    I am very sad to hear it, you’re a good pitcher, I remember I have seen your first game in Pingtung, your performance is amazing, and I cheered loudly for you.
    I often read your blog, it is interesting to see Taiwan baseball through your views, foreign players not done this in the past, so the fans love you very much.
    I believe you will pitch again soon, no matter in any place, I will continue to focus this blog, good luck.

  5. kid

    Hey ..it is bad news for me…for every your fans.
    (I have watch your last game.)
    Although its few month in Taiwan,but you make many wonderful show.
    (Especially your face expression when pitching. ^^ )
    So sorry about organization that your short journey. ,
    Wish everything will be OK.
    Welcome your visiting at anytime when you are free!

  6. Jason

    Well, I’m sorry to hear the bad news, I really enjoyed reading the stories and insights of what its like over there for you guys. Here in the states its hard to get up to date info on the games and what not. I searched and searched for news about how Kennys doing, and I stumbled onto your blogs and it gave me a tiny look inside. I would check daily for any updates and comments just to try to gleem any info. I just want to say thanks for taking the time to put down some thoughts and sharing your pictures.

    Keep up the good work, and keep your head up, and keep on writing.

    Jason
    Phoenix, AZ

      • Jason

        Yeah, those previous links were very helpful, thanks. The broadcasted games are only valid for tiawan ip addresses though, but that starclanbaseball on youtube seems to at least have the most snippets. I found a funny one of Kenny dancing in the dugout mimicking the lamigo girls squad. Boy I can’t want to tease him about that when he gets back home. lol.

        Take it easy, and like I said, thanks. 🙂
        Jason.

  7. Scot Drucker

    You guys are all Amazing!!!! I never expected to receive so many nice comments and support. I hope to come back to Taiwan in the future. My stay here was so welcoming and enjoyable. I will keep the blog updated to have a final post in Taiwan, and continue it in the future for my next baseball adventure.

  8. danters

    Thank you for your contribution to the Lamigo, many of fans love to see you on the field. It’s such a bad news …..really. Wherever you are, I believe that there are always a group of Lamigo fans to support you. Keep fighting!!!!

  9. cynthia

    Goodbye Scott, we will miss you and hope you can join us in the next year. I will follow your blog in the future. Thanks for sharing different angle in Taiwan. Your blog is interesting!!

  10. yuhao

    Thank you for all of your contribution. You gave the Lamigo fans lots of fun. In the past, we could rarely realize how the foreign players think about their baseball life in Taiwan. By reading your blog posts, we know our baseball by the other side. It’s so good to have a great import like you in our team. Good bye!

  11. Max Hsiao

    you are a great pitcher!!!! it`s so sad to hear that……….let`s keep in contact whether FB or blog,………

  12. Brandon Lee

    Im sorry to hear that..and i hope u can come back to taiwan next time..i thought the coach were made a hard choice to let you left lamigo..keep fighting!!
    Maybe we can see you in MLB next time!!

  13. po

    I’m so sad to say goodbye to you,
    I wll still support you,
    Wish you join a better team in the future.
    Thank you for your pitch ,hope can see you again in Taiwan.
    Good Luck.
    Po

  14. Jun

    Hope you can play in MLB next few years . Lots of Lamigo’s fans love to see the way you play , and we all want to see you back to Taiwan . Never give up on baseball !! Hope to see your news soon . : )

  15. Andrew

    Hey Drucker, thanks for your effor to keep Lamigo in a good position to fight with Lions….. hope you keep enjoy the baseball life….. cheers…..

  16. 柏宇

    Thank Drucker!
    In recent years the contribution of Lamigo!
    I hope you can return to Taiwan next year to continue to Lamigo to win it!!
    Goodbye!

  17. Local Taiwanese fan - Kev

    Hi Scot. Well, who would have thought of it coming this fast? I’m real sorry for your leaving.

    Here’s one suggestion: You might want to sell the PGO scooter to Mr. Shane Youman….? or other local foreigners who need instant mobility.

    And the questions of course: Will you visit Taiwan again to simply travel around the island rather than do baseball business? Will you grow your hair or have your hair cut? Is there unforgettable fan act here in Taiwan (either fan of you or fan of others)? Last but not the least: What are you going to do next?

    Man it’s a shame that I don’t have the chance to meet you in person and say hi. But, hey, keep up the good work, man. You’re always welcomed to this beautiful country, Taiwan.

    • Local Taiwanese fan - Kev

      Sorry one more question:
      Why do you use extraordinarily large amount of powdered rosin on the mound? Since when did you develop such habit? Have you seen any other player use the same amount or even more of the powdered rosin than you do? Cheers.

  18. Mick

    Sorry for hearing such a bad news…
    Farewell…we will miss you~
    Thanks for your play at Lamigo Monkeys.
    Wish you can come back Taiwan next year.

  19. Phil

    I am so sorry about this bad news, you are a great pitcher tho. hope you will have a chance next time to come to work in Taiwan, try to join elephants or bulls next year, they are lack of starting pitcher

  20. baseball-monster

    yes
    this league of our country has many rules are unfashion
    in fact i think ur leave maybe that is a good thing to you…

  21. Wang

    oh ..so sad …
    wish you get better and come back for us
    see you next year 🙂

    ps: 請轉告Hammond也有很多球迷喜歡他請他繼續加油

  22. An-Hsuan

    Oh my god, I’m so sad to hear this bad news.
    Me and my girlfriend are your big fan since you wrote your first blog (it is very interesting) in Taiwan. We’ve plan to go to see your game for about a month. Although you only came here for a short time, I personally think that you already become one of the most famous foreign player here. There are even a special series topic (about your blog) created in our bulletin board system called “moustache”.
    Anyway, … thank you for these months, we will always supporting you wherever you are. If it is possible to come back again. Please, please, you know we are waiting for you! Go go Drucker!!

      • An-Hsuan

        ha here it is => telnet://ptt.cc
        but it is full of chinese, and it can’t be linked directly through I.E.
        It can only be linked through some different browser ex: kkman

        once you successfully connected in, you still have to create a new account to log in. After that, you can find Lamigo’s board from this sequence..
        Class -> 12 -> 4 (ptt baseball) -> 5 (Taiwan) -> 7 (lamigo) -> 1 (monkeys)
        * use arrows on the keyboard to control
        Some topics would include this word 鬍子 (mustache in Chinese) , these topics are all talking about you! (but in chinese ˊ口ˋ)

        a lot of hidden fans are there!

  23. A Lamigo Fan

    It’s sad to see you go. I am a Lamigo fan and hope the team has made the right decision. No disrespect but your ERA of 2.963 (and W1L1) against the Lions (which is the main contender for the year end champion) is actually lower than Hammond (4.392, W3L6)….All the best for the future and please do come back and pitch for Lamigo next year if you can!

    • Scot Drucker

      That upsets me too that I did well against the Lions, and thats who we are trying to play in the championship….I know I didnt throw well against left handed hitters, but the Lions have a lot of right handed hitters.

      • A Lamigo Fan

        Dear Scot, Please keep working hard and we just want to let you know we appreciate your pitching during the time you were here for the Lamigo! I am sure with your ability you will soon be back in a uniform somewhere (even MLB or Japanese league!). We will continue to keep following your blog here no matter where you go so please do keep it going! All the best and hopefully we will see you again very soon somewhere (hopefully Lamigo again next year!).

  24. Minni Chuang

    I am fan of Lions but always enjoy following your blog. Your blog is so much fun and provide us another view to Taiwan. Even a friend of mine who is a fan of Elephants appreciate what you did both on the field and bolg.Certainly i will keep tracking your blog and hope you play well wherever you go.
    Bless you!!

  25. James CT Lin

    Dear Scot,
    Thank you for your performence.
    We all love baseball and enjoy your game.
    Take care and keep going, hope you can back to TW for a trip next time.
    We’ll miss you! 🙂

  26. pigfisher

    I’m a Lamigo fan in Taiwan. It’s nice to follow your blog during this season. Although you can’t join other teams in two years, I hope the Monkeys can sign you back next year.

  27. Scot Drucker

    2000 views in one day on the blog. I am overwhelmed! You guys have all brightened my day that started out bad. Im going to keep working hard, and hope to be back in a uniform somewhere soon. Words can’t express all the kind words you have all written and shown with your support. Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH! Ill have a new blog up before I leave the country Tues/Wed

  28. Dave Mustaine

    Dude, I will remember you-Scot Drucker, the best baseball player on earth-for the rest of my life. From the day you arrived Taiwan, i keep read your twitter and blog;it is great to know, perhaps the first time for every baseball fan here in Taiwan, what baseball and Taiwan look like from the perspective of a foreigner. I got really dispoinjted by the news that you are going to leave Taiwan. I feel that we are like two old friends. I hope you will keep you good performance back in USA, and I know you will.
    Good bye, dear Scot. >.<~~

    Sorry, my English is not that good, words can not really express my thoughts.

  29. kris

    Dear Mr Drucker:

    It’s so sad to know that you are leaving Taiwan! Your blog is so interesting! Hope one day we will see you in CPBL pitching again~Keep on Going!!加油!!!
    Thank You a lot for your contribution!!

  30. a38975231

    杜拉克 我一直很喜歡看到你在球場上投球的樣子

    以後看不到了 很可惜 ~”~ 希望你還可以來到台灣 ^^

  31. Don Shapiro

    Scot,
    Just when I learned there’s a Jewish ballplayer in Taiwan, with a home ballpark not far away from my place in Taoyuan’s Nankan, I see that you’re departing. Too bad. I do hope you make it back this way, and if so please get in touch.
    Don Shapiro

  32. FOX

    feel so sad that heard you were released…
    you are really a nice baseball player, not only in the filed
    must keeping writing your blog and baseball story!

  33. monkey fan

    theres no more request for your performances. you did so well in your pitching. you don’t keep playing in TW that doesn’t means you aren’t good enough. Maybe you wont come back in the future,just keep going! hope we could see you pitching on big league’s mound.
    you are an ACE in our minds forever.

  34. Edward

    I feel sad to hear you just got releasing from Lamigo
    Cause I think you are a outstanding foreign pitcher
    And your blog is always full of funny things
    Probably you are the first foreign player that has such interesting blog
    You give us another prospective to see our country
    Miss you scot ~~
    Hope you can back !!!

  35. Rex Su (@hansioux)

    You have been great against the Lions, too bad you can’t be here for the post season. If you do get the opportunity to play in Taiwan again, we’d love to see you back. If you don’t, Lamigo fans will keep an eye on your endeavours, hopefully we’ll catch you in the MLB.

  36. lo

    Thank you!! I will miss you. I will still follow your blog! You are a great pitcher. I hope you can come back Taiwan next time!!

  37. baelrog

    Do not join the Elephants.

    You can try the Lions someday though. They own 7-11 Taiwan, Starbucks Taiwan, Mos-Burger Taiwan, Mister Donut Taiwan, pretty much any food related joint in Taiwan. They can pay a good buck.

    And I think you’ve already seen how moronic the Elephants coaching can be.

    Hope you’ll come back next season.

  38. BH

    Time to give yourself time to process and develop a new game plan for the next step in your life.
    Reading all the comments from the great fans in Taiwan reminds me why you are good for the game and fans of baseball.
    You have helped build a new international bridge between fans and baseball that brings people together and makes the world a better place.
    Be proud of the contributions you have made this season.
    Looking forward to following the next steps you take in baseball, your career, and in life. Proud that you have always taken the high road in life and conducted yourself with dignity.
    I have learned a lot about Taiwan, CPBL, and salute all the fans for their kindness and support.

  39. Andrew

    Drucker,

    Sorry to hear that you’re leaving Lamigo, leaving Taiwan. I do like the games you start, you’re always energetic and cute on the mound. I felt happy and cool while reading your blog before, but i feel sorry and sad this time:(

    Hope you can come back to Taiwan in next season, see you then !

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