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Friday, January 09, 2009
Okane BallThe Oakland A's are partnering up with the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles of the Japanese Pacific League:
The Rakuten Eagles announced Friday they have entered into a formal one-year partnership with the Oakland Athletics to strengthen both organizations' baseball operation and management areas.
So, if you're an Eagles fan, you can expect several decent regular seasons followed up by flameouts in the playoffs, an overhyped book to be written about your club, and then nearly a decade of misunderstandings about what the hell all the fuss was about in the first place. At the end of that process, the Eagles' GM will turn his attentions to sumo and the owner will try to move the whole team out of Miyagi Prefecture to some place the shinkansen doesn't even reach.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 12:10pm
I laughed at every part of that.
Posted 01/09 at 01:39 PM
Posted 01/09 at 02:17 PM
APBA Guy said...
You forgot to mention the DH retread program.
Posted 01/09 at 02:49 PM
Also, I read recently that Brad Pitt will be playing Billy Beane in the “Moneyball” movie.
Seems like a perfect fit, since both have the habit of ditching their established stars in favor of adopting other people’s youngsters.
Posted 01/09 at 03:38 PM
Shinkansen! Hahaha! When I went to visit my buddy in Japan, the only Japanese I knew was shinkansen. My buddy told me, just say shinkansen Nagoya and you’ll be just fine. Turns out, he was right and Japanese businessmen are creepy.
Posted 01/09 at 07:56 PM