We Think Ninjas Would Make Great Closers, Actually

You might think of Ryan Dempster as the red-bearded "closer" for the Chicago Cubs ... but he knows himself as something so much more. Ryan Dempster ... ninja!

Ryan Dempster says he is training to be a ninja. He says this with a straight face, claiming he has trained with a sensei in Vancouver. "You have to (learn) how to throw a throwing star and nunchucks and all those kinds of things," the Chicago Cubs closer says. "Obviously you've got to do martial arts and learn how to be really quiet, which is a tough task for me because I talk a lot.

"It's pretty cool. I wear the outfit around the house and try to sneak up on people," Dempster deadpanned.

Dempster appears to be kidding around ... but one must never try to understand the ways of a ninja. God we'd love to see a real life ninja pitcher sometime.

Dempster Trains As Ninja [Sports By Brooks]
Cubs Closer Has Goals [Arizona Daily Star]