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In case you didn't know, Manny Ramirez is now playing in Taiwan after an uninspiring minor league stint with the Oakland Athletics last summer. He failed to catch on with any major league team this offseason, and headed to Asia, where he's playing on the EDA Rhinos.
Yesterday, Ramirez hit his first homer of the year for the Rhinos, and the reaction from the play-by-play announcer was, in a word, unbelievable. If you've ever watched Asian pro wrestling or MMA, you're likely familiar with this style of announcing: uncontrolled screaming, and the only words that your English-speaking self can make out are the athlete's name.
On a related note, now that Taiwanese play by play has joined Taiwanese animation in the consciousness of sports fans, I wonder what's going to be the next hot trend coming out of the country. Ridiculous replica caps and jerseys, perhaps?
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After a little investigative work we found out that Josh Reddick plays right field for the Oakland A’s. We also found out that he has a phenomenal beard. We also uncovered that he won’t be shaving the beard anytime soon. He means it, we think.
To everybody telling me to shave or those who will tell me to shave. NO
— josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) April 3, 2013
The A’s traded left-handed pitcher and huge Deez Nuts fan to the Astros on Thursday, just in time for him to potentially pitch against his former team.
The A’s begin a three-game series in Houston on Friday.
In return, Oakland receives 25-year-old minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert, who has batted .285 with 31 home runs and 237 RBI four minor league seasons.
The Oakland Athletics have traded lefty Travis Blackley to the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert.
The A's announced the deal Thursday before heading to Houston to begin a three-game series with the Astros. Blackley is expected to be on the Astros' roster for the series beginning Friday.
Blackley went 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 games for Oakland last...
Freewheeling Josh Reddick isn’t serious about many things, but he’s serious about this: He will win his beard-off with Daniel Bryan, and he will tell you to go away until you stop tempting him to trim his whiskers.
Reddick is adopting the mountain man look this year as part of a challenge from Bryan, a WWE fighter. The two are growing beards the entire year, with fans voting...
Josh Reddick plays for the Oakland Athletics. Unlike the New York Yankees, the A’s do not have a strict policy when it comes to facial hair and grooming. Reddick has decided to take full advantage of that. He has begun the 2013 season with one of the grizzliest caveman beards you will ever see, and he has no intention of shaving it. So stop telling him to.
To everybody telling...
Travis Blackley was a key part late in the season for the Oakland A’s helping the team win the AL West. His reward was failing to make the squad out of spring training.
On Thursday the A’s traded the 30-year-old Australian born pitcher to the Houston Astros for light hitting outfielder Jake Goebbert. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com says Blackley is expected to join the active roster...
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