Tag Archives: Yu Darvish

Baseball in Iran

A chance reading of The New Yorker gave pause when I (Evander) noted the growing popularity of baseball in Iran. Baseball has been an organized activity there since 1993. Reporter Jason Rezaian, a dual citizen of Iran working for the … Continue reading

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Me and Yu and a Dog Named Boo

Turns out Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish will probably be signing with Nolan Ryan and his Rangers. Earlier reports of the Toronto Blue Jays winning rights to and even signing Yu were, in the words of Mark Twain, greatly exaggerated. … Continue reading

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The Doublespin Mechanics of Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish, reportedly signed by the Toronto Blue Jays, brings a whole new pitch to Major League Baseball. It is said to be developed by Japanese scientists. Just between Yu and me, the American League East just got a whole … Continue reading

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