A Japanese Baseball Player Says He Signed With the Oakland A's Because Billy Beane Is "Extremely Sexy and Cool" (Video)

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.

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[via Larry Brown Sports]

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