Japanese Fashion’s Downward Trend

Mike Plugh provides first-hand evidence that the Dice-K signing is beginning to take effect in Japan. The locals are adorning themselves in hideous red outfits and saying belligerent nonsense. Once a haven for sophisticated and classy baseball fans, the country now must make room for an illiterate contingent of classless baseball fanatics. The horror.:)

The good news: YFSF is ready to serve this newfound East Asian audience. The rivalry has expanded!

20 comments… add one
  • Pretty soon, having a gap in your front teeth or wearing dreads will be in style in Japan!
    Oh the humanity!
    By the way, what is the Japanese word(s) for “Dirt Dog”? ;)

    Scott SF December 18, 2006, 12:44 pm
  • That story made me spit soda at my monitor. Hilarious. And also really, really cool from this Sox fan’s perspective. The Nation is growing!

    mouse - SF December 18, 2006, 1:00 pm
  • i already feel the 51.1 million shrinking. wonder how much NESN’s deal in japan is gonna land the sox? i get the feeling when all is said and done, the sox got a bargin no one expected.

    sf rod December 18, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • Yanks have signed their door prize to five years, 20mill.

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:07 pm
  • Door prize to the Doormat?

    Lar December 18, 2006, 4:18 pm
  • That’s D-Mat to you, Lar!
    Kei Igawa: $11.5M per year. Isn’t that Gil Meche money? It’s actually more than Josh Beckett money.

    SF December 18, 2006, 4:21 pm
  • Plus, his salary cap hit. Every player they sign costs much more than what he actually signs for, right?

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:24 pm
  • No matter, it’s probably a good signing for NY. He has pretty stats, and will most likely end up being a long relief guy for them, which every team needs.

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:28 pm
  • Yes. The 4.5M is actually something like $6M, I believe, with the Luxury Tax hit.

    SF December 18, 2006, 4:30 pm
  • well that was quick and painless

    m.g. yanks fan December 18, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • Ya, I don’t have high hopes for this Igawa, and actually habor secret desire that he wouldn’t get signed. I suspect he’ll be an expensive long relief, though if he fills #5 should Pavano get into another car accident, that would be great, if still overpriced.
    I rather get a good defensive first-baseman (that can hit reasonably okay)..

    Lar December 18, 2006, 4:31 pm
  • According to:
    The Mariners actually bid 21$ mil. I’ll admit I haven’t read that much up on Igawa (read above post) and had actually figured the second highest bid was the Mets’ 19$ mil.

    Lar December 18, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • #5 should Pavano get into another car accident
    I don’t think there is too much worry there. The guys on BB have the Yankees trading Pavano for a top-tier catching prospect, and RJ to Seattle for Richie Sexson.
    Those sound like truly genuine rumors to me. Who doesn’t trade away the most difficult commodity to come across for a 44 year old pitcher, with a 20mill salary and recently operated on back?

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:35 pm
  • or better yet –
    Who gives two bags of balls for Pavano?

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:37 pm
  • It’s like trying to get a nice catching prospect for Matt Clement – it ‘aint going to happen without eating nearly the entire contract.

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:38 pm
  • eh.
    a lefty out of the pen with a history of striking out batters, albeit at a lesser level… i guess i’ll take it.
    as for the money, time will tell if it was worth it. this kid isn’t being billed as an ace, so if he performs at league average, he will earn the money he’s getting (in this economic environment, anyway).
    but yeah, can we get a 1B and a back up C so we can get this season started? this winter is killing me already.

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 18, 2006, 4:43 pm
  • where were those “rumors,” brad? i doubt those were being proposed as likely scenarios. maybe pipedreams brought on by huffing fix-a-flat… but not real possibilities…

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 18, 2006, 4:47 pm
  • maybe pipedreams brought on by huffing fix-a-flat… but not real possibilities…
    yeah, YFIB, that’s what I was saying. It’s something that the guys on Bronx Banter have been talking about for a couple days – Plus WasWatching did a piece about unloading Johnson to Seattle for R.Sexson.

    Brad December 18, 2006, 4:49 pm
  • i guess there’s nothing wrong with a little wishful thinking…
    …or fix-a-flat huffing, if that’s what you’re into…

    Yankee Fan In Boston December 18, 2006, 4:51 pm
  • “, what is the Japanese word(s) for “Dirt Dog”? ;)”
    kitanai yasui kabuki.
    Biru, kudasai

    Andrews December 18, 2006, 5:49 pm

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