Eri Yoshida is Go!

Remember the Japanese schoolgirl (hello search engine-driven hits!) who got drafted to pitch in that independent league? She has made her debut:

Japan’s first female professional baseball player made her debut Friday, striking out one batter in the ninth inning.

Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old who throws a sidearm knuckleball, took the mound during Kobe 9 Cruise’s 5-0 season-opening win over the Osaka Gold Villicanes in the newly formed Kansai Independent League.

The 5-foot, 114-pounder walked the first batter leading off the inning on four pitches and allowed a stolen base before striking out the next batter swinging at Osaka Dome. She was then replaced after facing two batters.

And she throws a knuckleball. Man, if she were only ten years older . . .

(thanks to Ron Rollins for the heads up)


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ElBonte
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ElBonte

Catholics, Jeter, Japanese schoolgirls; hard up for page visits, are we?

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

Believe me, when I start to cater to the lowest denominator, you’ll sure as hell know about it.

grin

ElBonte
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ElBonte

I don’t know about that; I was never that good at math.

ElBonte
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ElBonte

Alternative response:
So, we should be expecting a post about the Cubs soon?

Boom! Roasted.

Loren
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Loren

Just ten years older?
I hope Ms Shyster doesn’t read this blog.

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

I thought the rule was half your age plus seven.  I’m 35, so I can go after anything 24.5 years-old or older, right? That is, assuming my wife doesn’t catch me.  And, more ridiculously, assuming that any 24.5 year-old girl would have the slightest interest in me.

Goldstein
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Goldstein

Here’s someone more in your league.

And she likes baseball too.

http://www.onejerusalem.com/wp-content/rosieksm.jpg

lookatthosetwins
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lookatthosetwins

sidearm knuckleball!  Why didn’t I think of that?

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