Thursday, July 28, 2011

RIP Hideki Irabu

Details are just starting to emerge, but former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead today near his Los Angeles home. Suicide is suspected.

It's a sad ending to a sad story. He'll be famously remembered as the man that George Steinbrenner called a "fat toad." He was not awful for the Yanks, but he was nowhere near the "Japanese Nolan Ryan" comparisons that were bestowed upon him. I saw him pitch several times in person, most notably on Beanie Baby Day in 1999. RIP, Irabu.

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