The Red Sox's Best Reliever Once Aspired To Be A Gym Teacher

Koji Uehara was, by any measure, the Red Sox's best relief pitcher this season. Indeed, only two Boston starters accumulated a higher WAR than Uehara, who finished the regular season with a 1.09 ERA in 74.1 innings pitched—mostly as the third-string closer after injuries to Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey. While he… » 10/03/13 8:30pm 10/03/13 8:30pm

Gahhh! Japanese Baseball Is Terrifying, Reports Hiroki Kuroda

That smiling man up there is Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees. Kuroda's first season in the American League has been a good one—he's got a 134 ERA+ in 16 starts heading into the all-star break. So he has good reason to smile now. But he didn't, way back when, writes David Waldstein in the New York Times. He was… » 7/06/12 10:50am 7/06/12 10:50am

Curse Of The Colonel Update: Now PETA's Involved

Of course they are. The animal rights organization has sent an impassioned letter to the Chicago Cubs, advising them not to accept a Japanese baseball team's offer of a curse-breaking Kentucky Fried Chicken statue. » 3/13/09 3:45pm 3/13/09 3:45pm

It's Close To Midnight And Hichori Morimoto Is Lurking In The Dark

Here is Hichori Morimoto of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters accepting his Japanese Pacific League Golden Glove award. (Umm... back row, second from the left.) Just a word from the wise, Morimoto: Maybe stick to the performance art stilts and Martian or Conehead costumes. They're much less racisty, you know? » 12/16/07 2:30pm 12/16/07 2:30pm