We're going to collect the whirling Darvish.

This kid is memorable even BEFORE he pitches. He has presence. He was born of an Iranian father, Farzad Darvishsefad, and a Japanese mother, Ikuyo. He also goes by the name Farid, which means 'unique' in Persian or Arabic. He has an explosive fastball and a variety of breaking pitches. He led the Nippon Ham Fighters to their first Japan Series title in 45 seasons and helped Japan win the 2009 World Baseball Classic. If you're interested in all the details, Wikipedia has a thorough entry about him.He's a wild man, so who knows how it will all turn out? Do you believe the hype? Let's go to the videotape:

At least he seems to have potential.


paulsrandomstuff said...

It looks like your collection is already off to a nice start.

If Darvish comes to America, I don't think there's any way for him to live up to the hype.

Darvish has already had a great career in Japan, but we'll just build him up to fail.

Look at the hype we built up for Daisuke Matsuzka... there are still people that will view anything short of a Cy Young season as a failure.

Fuji said...

I know there aren't a lot of supporters of the WBC... but if you watched it this year... Darvish was amazing. He'd be worth collecting (in my eyes) even if he never wins a game in the MLB.

lonestarr said...

Oh, I'm sure there are plenty of supporters, just not in the US. It seems to be treated as a pretty major event in the rest of the world. I am one of the proud few I guess. But that's not why I'm here... or is it? I dunno, but I'm collecting Yu (and any WBC cards I can get my grubby lil' mitts on) too. Pulling the Bowman Darvish (and also a dude from Chinese Taipei) convinced me.

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