Thursday, January 23, 2014
JAN 23 TANAKA & SADOTA ARE THE WORLD'S TOP POWER-COUPLE
Move over, Posh & Becks! Step aside, Kim & Kanye! There's a new Power-Couple on the planet...and they are taking over. Let's meet Masahiro Tanaka & Mai Sadota. He is a talented baseball pitcher who just led the Rukuten Golden Eagles to the Nippon League title. She is a top-notch Japanese pop star turned TV celebrity. Together they make up one helluva team!
Why the sudden change in the Power-Couple rankings? Yesterday, Masahiro Tanaka signed an outrageous, $155 million dollar contract with the New York Yankees. This will make him one of the top baseball players on the planet. Since he is playing with the Yanks, he will get tons of exposure that will likely result in lots of lucrative endorsement deals.
While this is all fine and well in Japan... You're asking yourself: Can Tanaka & Sadota really make it in the USA? Let's look at Tanaka's stats first. Last season, his record was 24-0. Not too shabby. In addition to an amazing fastball, he shows great range with a wicked slider and a nasty curveball. MLB scouts are impressed.