Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall). This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!
We received a tip about Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima's plan to run the Hawaii Marathon tomorrow. Sounded like a fun little innocent tidbit, right? That depends on who you ask.
The life of a Japanese player, when assimilated into a Major League Baseball clubhouse, can be difficult. You have to learn parts of other languages, deal with cultural differences you hadn't anticipated and, mostly, deal with the odd duck that is Jonathan Papelbon.