Here’s an interesting little tidbit from David O’Brien’s beat blog today:
Kawakami hasn’t quite lived up to expectations yet, but the dude’s livin’ large. First, he bought a mansion in the north Atlanta suburbs that had belonged to rapper Bow Wow. And last week, Kawakami bought a black Maserati.
So our new Japanese pitcher that doesn’t speak a lick of English is rolling in a Maserati after buying a house from Bow Wow. Hmmm. What could possibly make this more awesome?
”Yeah, he’s straight gangsta,” reliever Peter Moylan said of Kawakami.
Our Australian born relief pitcher chimes in with some words of wisdom. And that’s how your Atlanta Braves roll, folks.
Update: Mr. Kawakami justified his high-rolling lifestyle with the best-pitched game I’ve seen in a long time. That game Friday night was a masterpiece that made me reminisce of the good old days when Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz roamed the old “Launching Pad”.