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Japanese schoolgirl Eri Yoshida to play pro ball in the United States

Apr 9, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

Eri Yoshida 2.jpgJapanese schoolgirl pitcher Eri Yoshida* — fresh off her tutoring session with The Knuckle Knuckle King — has signed with the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League.

Yoshida will be the first woman to play professional baseball in the U.S. since Ila Borders played in the Northern League and Western Baseball League in the late 90s. She will be the first professional baseball player to throw like a girl since Johnny Damon hit the showers after yesterday’s Tigers-Royals game.

*We are obligated to refer to Yoshida as “Japanese schoolgirl” because there are a lot of people who Google that term for some reason.  And if you’re worried that such search engine hi-jinks are going to bring in too many perverts to this site, please know, approximately 83% of hardcore baseball fans already fall into the coveted 18-34 year-old pervert demographic.

  1. YankeesfanLen - Apr 9, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Craig, you missed by a day and a half with the “Johnny-Damon-Who?” quip, a sports report on an all-news station did it early yesterday after Granderson’s 10th inning dinger Wednesday night.
    I hate to think what other uses “Japanese schoolgirl” might be googled for.

  2. Ace - Apr 9, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    I suspect that someone googling “Japanese schoolgirl” might also have a wildly different interpretation of what it means to undergo a “tutoring session with The Knuckle Knuckle King.”

  3. Matt - Apr 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    +1, dude. Nicely done.

  4. dprat - Apr 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    “I resemble that remark!”

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