20 August 2008

HIDEKI ARRESTED!

Ex-Yank pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested at a bar in Japan Wednesday for attacking the manager after his credit card failed.

The "fat toad", 39, was arrested in the bar in Osaka at 5:30 am.


Irabu admitted that he had drunk around 20 "jugs" of beer and was upset when the machine did not read his credit card.


"I-Robbed-U" grabbed the bar's 22-year-old manager by the collar, pushed him against the wall and "yank"ed his hair, the police said. He also threw ashtrays and beer bottles.


George Steinbrenner once called Irabu a "fat toad" for failing to cover first base during a play in a spring training game.


In the Yanks 1999 traded him off to the Montreal Expos in exchange for Jake Westbrook, Ted Lilly and Christian Parker.


Irabu went 34-35 with a 5.15 ERA in six seasons with the Yanks, Expos and Rangers. He returned to Japan in 2004 and pitched for the Hanshin Tigers.


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