As the team’s undisputed ace heading into 2013, Yu has become the face of the franchise, especially after the departure of star outfielder Josh Hamilton to the Angels. Rangers fans expect big things this year.
Former MLB catcher and Astros color man Alan Ashby: “That’ll force a guy to learn some of the language here in America.” Yeeeeeeeesh. buzzfeed.com
The remark was an uncomfortable end to the night, but it seems unlikely to overshadow a filthy performance that should take Yu to another level of fame (among fans) and notoriety (among opposing batters). Tonight, Yu Darvish became a household name.