Japanese player wins free beer for a year with home run

Former MLB player Brandon Laird scored a sweet prize on Tuesday in Japan. Laird, who led Nippon with 34 home runs last season, homered at the Tokyo Dome Tuesday, and his ball hit a Kirin Beer sign. By homering off the sign, Laird won a year’s supply of beer and $10,000. “I think it’s pretty cool when they tell you if you hit the signs you get a prize like that,” Laird said via...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

What Shall We Engrave For Brandon Laird's Future With The Yankees?

With the Yankees sudden trade to the Pirates, exchanging the highly-sought after Chad (?) Quarles for the third baseman wanted by all 32 (?) mlb teams, the Yankee future for AAA ( the Scranton travelers ) gold-glove third baseman, Brandon Laird, is now cast in stone.Per the usual Yankee approach to their own prospects, Brandon received no consideration once A-Rod went down with his...
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Yankeetorial: It's time to give Brandon Laird a chance

Last September, Brandon Laird was a shiny, happy 23-year-old Yankee prospect. He arrived with his coffee mug from Scranton after hitting .260 with 16 HRs, plus a Triple A Gold Glove at 3B. He became our best high-level position prospect after Jesus Montero, if view you view DH as a position. As a Yankee, he delivered four hits in 11 at bats and dazzled John Sterling with a few plays...

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