The Texas Rangers have a Pitcher from Japan, Yu Darvish, that requires having a translator. When he got here, he couldn't speak a word of English. He's learning English quickly, and can converse with team mates, but the translator is still on hand just so there is no confusion during critical situations.<quoted text>
During the LA-StL game yesterday, a translator had to be brought out to the mound along with the coach to talk to the Korean pitcher, Ryu.
Things must be pretty desperate, when a team has to field a player
before the player gets a chance to study Rosetta Stone so he can
at least learn the basics of our language.
He's one heck of a pitcher, and it would be nice if his team mates would produce some runs when he's pitching.