Feb 9, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT
According to NPB Tracker, the Orix Buffaloes of the Pacific League have hired former Giants bench warmer, Reds slugging MVP and Mets free agent disappointment George Foster as a cross-checker for U.S. baseball players.
I kind of don’t care about that, but I am fascinated by the pic of Foster that accompanies this Japanese language article on the subject linked by NPB Tracker. Dude looks like he’s in better shape at 61 years old as he did when he played. Between that and Niekro’s 80 m.p.h fastball, the two of them ought to get themselves agents and shop themselves to big league teams.