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Photos: Yu Darvish introduced in Texas

Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:19 pm

By C. Trent Rosecrans

It wasn't quite Beatlemania, but Yumania hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on Friday, as newest Rangers Yu Darvish was introduced to the Rangers' media and fans at Rangers Ballpark on Friday.

The press conference was telecast live in Darvish's native Japan

Darvish said he had "no worries" and was made to feel at home with the Rangers when he visited Nolan Ryan earlier this month. He also said he read a book on Ryan and will try to adjust to the Texas heat. He also said he wants to learn English, though he will use an interpreter. Darvish said he would return to Japan and be back in the United States by the Feb. 22 reporting date.

As Kevin Kaduk at Big League Stew noted, that was not a marijuana leaf on Darvish's shirt as he left the airport, instead it was a Japanese maple leaf, which looks similar to a pot leaf.

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Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:49 pm

Photos: Yu Darvish introduced in Texas

Dr.D -- I gotta admit, for the first time i actually (and litterally) laughed out loud at a comment. well played.

-- ctr

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:36 am

Photos: Yu Darvish introduced in Texas

Glad the "leaf" was addressed at the bottom of the article, because i was shocked to see that upon opening up this article. I imagine by now someone has taught him the first of many lessons about cultural difference. Obviously not a big deal, but you know someone was going to run with that....

Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:54 pm

Photos: Yu Darvish introduced in Texas

Japanese Maple Leaf or not, safe to say that tee-shirt rules Yu out as Josh Hamilton's 'Accountability Partner.' Go Rangers!

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