Aug. 15, 2006
Open Letter from Chien-Ming Wang to the Taiwan Media
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to you and all my fans for your
continued support all these years. Thank you for covering my games in the
I am a baseball player doing the job that I love, pursuing my childhood dream of
playing in the Major Leagues. I love Taiwan and I love my entire family.
I am very disappointed about the way the Taiwanese print and television media
has recently handled the personal issue about my background. The invasion of
my entire family’s privacy caused tremendous stress and discomfort.
Due to the stress suffered by my family in Taiwan, I have made the difficult
decision of not accepting anymore interviews by members of the Taiwanese
media until further notice.
I hope going forward, you will focus your coverage on my performance on the
field. Please stop harassing my family members about this private issue.
I will continue to work hard to get better in the Major Leagues. I need to
concentrate on helping my team to win the World Series and prepare for my
next start. Thank you for your understanding.