I am reopening this thread because I agree with the poster who brought it to my attention that the racial stuff distracted and ended an otherwise good discussion.
The next person who injects race into this discussion won't post here until April. The decision on WHO that person is will lie SOLELY with me.
So if you cry racism in complaint to a fellow poster's reply you had damned well better hope I agree with you when I return.
I see nothing wrong with having a discussion pointing out that many highly hyped prospects from Japan have not panned out. It isn't racism to state that simple fact.
Carry on and play nice. Please don't make me return and bust out my ban hammer. I'm still on vacation...
Riding shotgun on the Sox bandwagon since before there was an Internet...