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Woodrow Call
01-03-2008, 11:31 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/430041.html

Royals sign veteran Japanese pitcher Nomo
Nomo-Mania or, at least, whats left of it is coming to the Royals.

Hideo Nomo, the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year, announced on his personal, Japanese-language Web site that he has agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with Kansas City that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.

Part of his announcement, translated, reads: I try to keep myself in good shape and do my best.

Nomo, 39, was the first Japanese player to make a major impact in the major leagues when he won 43 games his first three seasons with the Dodgers, including a no-hitter at Coors Field in 1996. He won 45 more during 2001-03 with the Red Sox and Dodgers but then fell off fast after shoulder surgery.

He last pitched in the big leagues in 2005 for the Devil Rays.

Nomo is close and shares the same agent as Japanese reliever YasuhikoYabuta, who recently signed with the Royals.

Hes a pitcher whos had a lot of success, said Royals general manager Dayton Moore. Hes somebody were going to give an opportunity to compete for a job in spring training.

KC_Connection
01-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Why?

Coach
01-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Hmm.. a minor league deal. Couldn't hurt.

Chiefspants
01-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Probably just seeing what he has in the tank

Mr. Laz
01-03-2008, 11:33 PM
minor league ....... tis all good.

pr_capone
01-03-2008, 11:41 PM
Fugger stole the ROTY honors from Chipper Jones.

Nomo = Average

Chipper - HOF

tk13
01-03-2008, 11:42 PM
Now there's a move out of left field.

siberian khatru
01-03-2008, 11:42 PM
Now there's a move out of left field.

No shit, I thought he was retired.

KC_Connection
01-03-2008, 11:43 PM
No shit, I thought he was retired.
I think everyone in baseball was treating it as he was retired...

cmh6476
01-03-2008, 11:49 PM
so he can translate for all the japanese guys we'll end up getting

Cochise
01-03-2008, 11:55 PM
I think Chicago did the same thing with him last year, brought him in for spring but he didn't make the team. He never recovered from whatever that surgery he had after he was in Boston.

Won't hurt us I guess.

Jayhawkerman2001
01-04-2008, 12:20 AM
holy shit, i remember when everybody tried to imitate his delivery and just about threw out their backs. Man, little league around that time was fun as hell

Bump
01-04-2008, 12:30 AM
he will be good for roundhouse kicking fools that get angry. (that was Nomo right?)

thurman merman
01-04-2008, 12:44 AM
ROFL

L.A. Chieffan
01-04-2008, 01:06 AM
he will be good for roundhouse kicking fools that get angry. (that was Nomo right?)

Chan Ho

BigMeatballDave
01-04-2008, 02:26 AM
Tony Nomo?

DaneMcCloud
01-04-2008, 03:44 AM
Tony Nomo?

Nomo Garciaparra



George: Why don't they have salsa on the table?

Jerry: What do you need salsa for?

George: Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.

Jerry: You know why? Because people like to say "salsa." "Excuse me, do you have any salsa?" We need more salsa." "Where's the salsa? No salsa?"

George: You know, it must be impossible for a Spanish person to order seltzer and not get salsa. "I wanted seltzer, not salsa!"

Jerry: "Don't you know the difference between seltzer and salsa?! You have the seltzer after the salsa!"

Ultra Peanut
01-04-2008, 04:16 AM
Awesome signing, if we were still in 1997.

DaKCMan AP
01-04-2008, 06:27 AM
LMAO

Who's next? John Rocker?

Demonpenz
01-04-2008, 08:36 AM
Start printing furtune tickets

Cochise
01-04-2008, 09:47 AM
I wonder if he could work in long relief or something?

Chief Chief
01-04-2008, 09:50 AM
he will be good for roundhouse kicking fools that get angry. (that was Nomo right?)

Jackie Chan

wilas101
01-04-2008, 09:51 AM
My guess is that it will add another japanese player to help entice free agents to KC.

CHENZ A!
01-04-2008, 02:39 PM
heh Nideo Homo