Posts Tagged ‘Japanese Baseball

04
Aug
09

WTF is Right

I don’t have any idea what’s going on in this video, sent to me by the ever loyal the roomate, but it’s amusing and weird. Then again, I would expect nothing less from the Japanese, a people who think eating RAW fish is a good idea…

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17
Nov
08

Girls CAN Play Ball

eriJapan, home to used panties vending machines and pornography collector extraordinaire cum baseball player Hideki Matsui finally has been able to combine these two distinctly Japanese things into one succinct 16 year old package. That would be Eri Yoshida, a 16 year old girl who became the first woman to ever be drafted for a professional baseball league in Japan. The league, a new independent one that will launch in April is excited to feature Yoshida’s devastating side-arm knuckleball that her new manager refers to as a marvel.

“I never dreamed of getting drafted,” Yoshida told reporters Monday, a day after she was selected to play for the Kobe 9 Cruise.

“I have only just been picked by the team and have not achieved anything,” she said. “I want to play as a pro eventually in a higher league.”

The best part, her idol is Tim Wakefield. How many other 16 year old girls adore Tim Wakefield, that makes her OK in my book.

24
Jul
08

I Can’t Believe He Threw a Strike

Let’s just say that in Japanese baseball being sneaky can sometimes work in your advantage. Take for instance, this pitcher who throws a totally dope pitch in a game, and somehow slides it in there for a strike against a truly baffled hitter, methinks the umpire was just so impressed he called it a strike regardless.

All I can think about when I see this pitch is the Dunkin Donuts ad where some Fenway food vendor guy is teaching Pedro Martinez how to REALLY be an effective pitcher and teaches him trick pitches like this. I’ve looked everywhere I can think of and can’t find that commercial at all. But I swear it exists, if I find it I’ll post it as well.




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