Posts Tagged ‘Hideki Irabu

17
Jun
09

He’s a WITCH!

The Long Beach Armada are an independent league baseball team featuring such luminaries on their roster as Jose Lima and Hideki Irabu. That’s right, Mr. Fat Toad HIMSELF is back in the game, trying to make a comeback in the indy’s. Also on the roster is Josh Womack, a former 2nd round pick of the Seattle Mariners (2002) who was subsequently released. The 24 year old OF may have only reached AAA in the Mariners organization but he has at least one thing going for him, he can do this totally awesome bat trick.

And yes, if you’re wondering, it was Lima who calls out “Nice pants” to Womack, who replies with a suitable response, “Nice Face.”

[With Leather]

20
Aug
08

He Better Have Ordered the Frog Legs

The fine folk over at With Malice have a great story about former Yankee, and Rangers pitcher Hideki Irabu who hasn’t been active in baseball circles since retiring from the Hanshin Tigers in 2005; certainly his major league career was nothing worthwhile, finishing with an era of 5.15 and a grand total of 34 wins in 80 starts. Well, never fear, he’s still keeping himself busy, for example he briefly owned a Udon restaurant, although that was unfortunately shut down only a few months ago. Oh, he also lives with his mom, so he’s got that going for him.

Then, the other night in Osaka, while out to dinner with a friend, Irabu, 39, opted to pay for their meal with a credit card, which apparently in Japan is not always an accepted practice. When the manager informed Irabu that that his card was rejected, Irabu freaked out and grabbed the manager by the hair and threw him into a wall and other violence followed. Irabu was subsequently able to pay with a different card, and then was later arrested by the gendarmes; he is now out on bail. It’s good to see that he is finding active ways to occupy his time, and that the competitive edge still burns within. You know, he might be a perfect fit for the Yankees rotation now, he HAS to be better than Carl Pavano right?

[With Malice]




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