Dear Byung Hyun-Kim,

As the newest Pittsburgh Pirate, be ye warned that you’d best stop looking this good in a suit lest you find yourself in danger of being named the next Smokin’ Hot Burgher:




  1. Brother Anthony
    February 21, 2008 11:06 am

    Have you seen this dude pitch? His motion starts from somewhere near the tarp beyond third base. When it’s all done the ball ends up in the Allegheny.

  2. unsatisfied
    February 21, 2008 11:12 am

    his pitching delivery reminds me a lot of kent tekulve’s.

    but, yeah — I remember him pitching for the d-backs in the world series against the hated yanks a few years ago — painful.

  3. Sooska
    February 21, 2008 12:07 pm

    any self-uniting going on?

  4. Dan (Not Onarato)
    February 21, 2008 12:11 pm

    I think he served up a few gopher balls when I last saw him pitch….I mean homeruns…not actual gopher balls

    He fits right into our plan…does anyone see any similarities between the Pirates and the Cleveland Indians in the movie Major League?

    Just wonderin…

  5. Sofa King
    February 21, 2008 2:09 pm

    You mean we finally went out and got ourselves an Asian sensation of our own? He says Pittsburgh isn’t hip with the trends?

  6. Sofa King
    February 21, 2008 2:10 pm

    WHO says Pittsburgh isn’t hip with the trends?

  7. unsatisfied
    February 21, 2008 3:31 pm

    actually, masumi kuwata — from japan — pitched for us last year.

    he was a phenom back in the day in the japanese league, but not so much here. he’s back in camp again this year, trying to earn a spot.

  8. Dynah
    February 21, 2008 8:14 pm

    Holy adorableness. I want him.

  9. John
    February 21, 2008 10:08 pm

    He couldn’t be any worse than anyone else in the Buccos’ bullpen. Of course, I could be wrong…

  10. chrys
    February 22, 2008 12:27 am

    definite hotttnesss