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With the Japaranian sensation Yu Darvish making his Big League career official by signing with the Texas Rangers, I thought it appropriate to lay down some ground rules for the inevitable onslaught of awful puns that are certain to tattoo newspapers and interwebs around the world.*Note: All italicized examples come from Lone Star Ball’s Yu! Darvish Pun Sweepstakes, and commenter credit appears parenthetically.Number One:Yu can’t Yuse Yu as in “You” unless Yu’re clever about it. The proceeding sentence may or may not constitute “cleverness”. But I can assure Yu old, crotchety sports columnists (ahem, Phil Rogers) are going to think they’re so cool by substituting “Yu” for “You” and slapping it on a headline. It’s like pornography, Yu know it when Yu see it (rooster).Number Two:Flip the script. Surprise us with just how clever Yu can be. Don’t settle for the easy route. Dravish highlights are ridiculous. Yu should YuTube them (Gay for Feliz).Number Three:The most important rule when
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Yu Darvish is now a member of the Texas Rangers, who will be paying him quite a hefty sum in hopes that he can recreate his mound magic here in The States. He is making his way towards Dallas now to meet with the Metroplex media for the first time.
This a photo below of Yu preparing to board his plane from Narita, Japan. He is wearing an…interesting…shirt.
Texas Rangers All-Star Josh Hamilton has seen some massive media gatherings in his big-league career.
Two trips to the World Series and a Most Valuable Player award tends to prepare you for a lot of things.
Not even Hamilton has seen anything like the Yu-mania that took over Rangers Ballpark Friday night when right-hander Yu Darvish was introduced to about 200 media members as...
ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish has been formally introduced by the Texas Rangers.
In a Friday night news conference...
It’s official. Yu Darvish is a Texas Ranger. [Insert fist pump here] His agents and Rangers’ brass came to terms on a six year deal, worth $60 million.This, plus the $51.7 million posting fee the Rangers now owe the Nippon Ham Fighters, brings the total deal to just over $111 million, or about $18.7 million [...]
The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish on a six-year contract.
Get the first look at Yu Darvish's arrival to the Rangers.
After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it is something to consider.
Now that the Rangers have inked Japanese...
It doesn't matter whether it's the amateur draft or the posting system. Give a team and a player's representation any amount of time and they're likely to use every single second to get a deal done.
Whether it's a day, a week, a month or a year, the allotted time is irrelevant. All that matters is that the two sides play a half-hearted game of chicken while making...