Baseball Loses A Trailblazer

It is truly a sad day in the world of baseball: Kaz Tadano, the Japanese former relief pitcher for the Indians, has decided to return to Japan. We already miss him.

You might remember Kaz as ... well, as the baseball player who did some gay porn. That seems as good a way to remember him as any. (That's him in the incredibly disturbing screen shot above.)

This now means that next season will be yet another baseball slate that doesn't feature a single player who has ever appeared in a gay porn film. Knowingly, anyway. 'Tis a shame; we had grown accustomed to that fact, and aren't sure how we'll be able to carry on.

Kazuhito Tadano Returns To Japan [East Windup Chronicle]

Indians' Gay Porn Reliever Sent Down Again [Deadspin]