Sunday, March 29, 2009
You Play Ball Like A Girl!
Who the hell is Eri Yoshida? A 17 year old side-arming knuckleballer, who is pitching in the Japanese minor leagues for the Kobe 9 Cruise. Oh yeah, she's a girl too! She's stands a whopping 5 foot even and weighs a half of a sumo wrestler's ass cheek (114 pounds). In the season opener, she made her debut in relief walking the first batter on 4 straight balls, but then retired her second and final batter with a strikeout. She began playing baseball in 2nd grade, and attempts to emulate knuckleballing BoSox Tim Wakefield.
Of course there's skeptics that think this is all a publicity stunt to help draw attention to the new Kansai League, but don't you think this would be more effective (see below)?
*Mr. Ballz of Phoul Ballz takes you to Sunday School with a lesson about old timer Phils pitcher John "Jocko" Thompson.
*The Love of Sports compares Bernie Williams desire to make a comeback to the 40 Year Old Virgin.
*Sparty and Friends has a pretty cool bracket going of Best Sports Movies of All-Time.
I have no idea what the f*ck they're signing.