It took every second of the 30 day negotiating period, but Yu Darvish officially is now a Texas Ranger, having signed a 6-year, $60 million contract. Frankly, if he ends up being as good as advertised, $10 mil a year for six years might look like a bargain (although if you include the massive posting fee to the Nippon Ham Fighters, it averages out to more like $18 mil a year).
There’s only one thing we know for sure is going to happen- every possible pun using the word “Yu” is going to be seen throughout the 2012 baseball season and beyond, but mostly in the first year. Taking the musical route, here is the first partial list of possibilities (and the artists who made the original song).
Song Played A Year Ago Before Anyone In America Knew Who Darvish Was: “Who Are Yu”, The Who
Song Heard in the Dallas Metroplex at 4 PM CST Today: “Yu Belong To Me”, Carly Simon
Song Played In All But One Other Major League Market at 4 PM CST Today: “Forget Yu”, Cee-Lo Green
Song Played In New York City At 4 PM CST Today: “F*** Yu”, Cee-Lo Green
Song Played At Darvish’s First Rangers Start: “I Love Yu”, Climax Blues Band
Song Darvish Will Sing Before Every Start: “I’m In Yu”, Peter Frampton
Song Played The First Time Darvish Gets Shelled In A Game: “Yu Always Hurt The One Yu Love”, The Mills Brothers
Song To Be Played When Texas Wins The World Series: “Yu Make My Dreams Come True”, Hall & Oates
Feel free to add your own Yu puns in the comments. Get it out of yu system.