While almost the entire world of sports has come to a halt due to the corona crisis, the baseball league in Taiwan 'just' starts this weekend. Defending champion Rakuten Monkeys used drumming robots and cardboard dolls with mouth caps as an audience during the opening match.

A full game round was completed in the highest baseball division of Taiwan. (Photo: Getty Images)

Although the coronavirus could be contained in Taiwan in time, the stadiums are not yet allowed to enter. (Photo: Getty Images)

However, the staff of the clubs and the media were welcome to the matches. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mannequins were put on the stands as a substitute audience. (Photo: Getty Images)

The dolls were even provided with mouth masks. (Photo: Getty Images)

There were also drumming robots in the stands, with the cheerleaders of Rakuten Monkeys in the foreground. (Photo: Getty Images)

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