Prepared to drop his nationality, and his pants

6 09 2007

Yu Darvish - getting married, getting naked

Yu Darvish. Professional baseball player here in Japan. Pitches for the Nippon Ham Fighters, and is regarded by his American manager, Trey Hillman, as being one of the best pitchers on either side of the Pacific. Whilst he’s expressed interest in playing in the US, he still has another 6 years to go before free agency.
Anyway… Life’s been pretty busy for Darvish. Getting married, getting Japanese, and getting naked.

Darvish recently revealed that his girlfriend – actress Saeko – is pregnant, and they’ll be getting married soon. Japanese law decrees that at the age of 22, citizens of mixed-nationality parentage must make a decision as to what nationality they desire. Darvish’s father is Iranian, and Yu will choose to become Japanese – and play for the Japanese Baseball team in the 2008 Olympics (Darvish turns 22 on August 16th 2008).

Rumour is that Darvish also did a nude spread for Women’s Magazine. Read the rest of this entry »