The Oakland Athletics just signed 30-year-old Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract. And, how were they able to woo him and ultimately get him to sign with them? Well, during a press conference yesterday, he gave a very simple answer when a reporter asked him why he chose the A's over other MLB teams.
"Billy Beane," he said through a translator, "is extremely sexy and cool."
HA! Awesome answer. Sounds like someone has watched Moneyball one too many times. We'll definitely be keeping an eye on this guy—and his post-game interviews—next season.
[via Larry Brown Sports]