"Cookie Monster being no longer satisfied with the sweet confections of cookies has turned his appetite to small children." ________________________________________________
Turnin' Japanese: The Phillies needed some lefties, so Ruben Amaro Jr. landed some lefties...from across the sea. Japanese pitchers Shigetoshi Yamakita and Naoyo Okamoto have been signed to minor league contracts. Both were in Japan's minor league system and don't seem to be all that great. So as far as them having an impact on the Phillies, I doubt it, but at least we'll have a helluva time trying to pronounce their names.