Hideo Nomo, who once blazed a trail for Japanese players heading to the US major leagues, said Friday he had signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.While Nomo actually making the Royals would say some pretty awful things about the state of KC's pitching, I've always liked the guy and wouldn't mind seeing him latch on somewhere.
More than a decade after his major league debut, the 39-year-old right-handed pitcher said he was not ready to retire just yet. "I want to hang in there no matter how, without getting injured," he said in a brief message on his official website.
FYI: the Etch-A-Sketch artwork was done by a guy named George Vlosich, who's work can be found here. Lots of baseball stuff.