I know a shuuto-eating grin when I see one. If that is the kind of smirk Nolan Ryan wears when his team is in the middle of losing a World Series, imagine the look on his face when he learned his team won the bidding rights to Yu Darvish.

We discuss the future of the Yu and what it means on this week’s edition of the Getting Blanked podcast. Also mentioned: the bizarre mutations of pregnant women and if honest is indeed the best policy.

Awesome, Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus (and host of their Up and In podcast) joins us to talk turkey on the biggest Japanese import since…well you know.

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Some (underlined) Mint Musical Interludes courtesy of The Constantines and Arts & Crafts Records and Deathwish Records. Check out the full catologue and buy what you like. It’s the right thing to do.