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Hideki Irabu busted for suspected DUI

May 25, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

Hideki Irabu was pulled over in Gardena, California drifting right and left and all over the place. The cops are going to wait for his blood tests to come back to decide if he should be charged.  Worth noting, though, that if this holds up it won’t be the first time the Fat Toad has had a problem with alcohol and the law. Back in 2008 he was arrested for assaulting a bar manager in Japan after allegedly consuming 20 glasses of beer.  That’s a lot even if the glasses are small!

As for this weaving-through-traffic incident, I suppose his defense would that (a) he’s Hideki Irabu and so by definition
he’s all over the place; and (b) no matter how fast anyone thought he was going we was really going slower, but I’ll leave that for his lawyer.

  1. BCTF - May 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Two stories in a row about a guy named Hide(c)ki. That’s amazing

  2. BCTF - May 25, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    I really hope the Red Sox make some sort of transaction involving their LOOGY

  3. AdrianK - May 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Japanese beer? baby milk!

  4. Mark R - May 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    From what I know about Japanese beer culture, the problem isn’t that Irabu drinks too much, it’s that he can’t hold his stuff. 20? Hideki, please. That’s a business dinner in Yokohama.

  5. uncle jumpy - May 25, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Maybe that was part of his problem with the Yankees . He got beat around so much it looked like he was drunk , Check that , the scout who signed him must have been drunk .

  6. Art Vandeley - May 25, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Good to see Fat Toad-san making a cameo on Hardball Talk. Brings back a lot of Steinbrenner memories from Howard Spira trailing Winfield to “How could you trade Jay Buhner?” Looking forward to reading the new book on Big Stein.

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