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PalehosePlanet
11-20-2007, 04:49 PM
I was hoping KW would offer him a deal....oh well.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Akuvjemac7EUZSLmJBvDnsk5nYcB?slug=ap-indians-kobayashi&prov=ap&type=lgns

Britt Burns
11-20-2007, 05:18 PM
Shingo, Part II!

HomeFish
11-20-2007, 05:24 PM
Shingo, Part II!

Did you watch Major League Baseball in 2004?

Huisj
11-20-2007, 05:38 PM
Their hot dog sales are going to go through the roof!

HomeFish
11-20-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm just so sick of people using Shingo Takatsu as "evidence" that Japanese relief pitchers will fail in America.

Let's go over the facts.

Shingo Takatsu was 38 years old and contemplating retirement. He threw between 50-80 mph. He had never faced American hitting before.

And yet, he put together a downright amazing season. He stacked up a ton of saves and became one of only a few dozen relief pitchers in the history of baseball to throw a "hidden perfect game": 28 straight batters retired. He downright humiliated some of the best players in the game when he was at his height. He became a fan sensation too; until the 2005 playoffs, the most electric I have ever seen US Cellular Field was when that gong went off, and 30,000+ came to their feet to celebrate Shingotime.

Shingo doesn't prove that Japanese pitchers can't be successful. What Shingo proves is that ANY Japanese pitcher can be successful in America. If he did all that, imagine what somebody with more raw talent can do.

102605
11-20-2007, 06:37 PM
They will lead the league in hot dog consumption easily.

http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070626/070626_Kobayashi_vmed_10a.widec.jpg

gogosox16
11-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Their hot dog sales are going to go through the roof!
If Sox signed him they would of had to get rid of Dollar Dog day cuase he would eat 50 before and after the game.

DSpivack
11-21-2007, 12:59 AM
Supposedly the Indians are subsequently going after Keyser Soze to be his bullpen catcher.

bigfoot
11-22-2007, 01:16 PM
We will regret not spending $3.5 mill on a mid-90s + splitter, proven reliever.

Hopefully KW can land Fukudome for the OF. CF to start and RF when Dye hangs 'em up.

But only if you can deal with Ichiro-like defense in the OF/

Jjav829
11-22-2007, 01:22 PM
Reports now have KW aggressively pursuing Joey Chestnut. Take that, Injuns!

AZChiSoxFan
11-23-2007, 12:41 PM
They will lead the league in hot dog consumption easily.

http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070626/070626_Kobayashi_vmed_10a.widec.jpg


Dang, you beat me to it. :redneck

FarWestChicago
11-23-2007, 01:15 PM
They will lead the league in hot dog consumption easily.

http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070626/070626_Kobayashi_vmed_10a.widec.jpgDon't forget they have Fatbathia to help him. :o:

tstrike2000
11-26-2007, 04:49 PM
Everyone was thinking of the same guy I was who wins all the hot dog eating contests.

mrfourni
11-26-2007, 05:13 PM
until the 2005 playoffs, the most electric I have ever seen US Cellular Field was when that gong went off, and 30,000+ came to their feet to celebrate Shingotime.

.

Really?