Postscript on Ni
I didn’t include this in the story this morning (only so much room), but manager Jim Leyland had a lighthearted moment with Fu-Te Ni yesterday during his throwing session. As the session was wrapping up, Leyland wanted to get across the idea that Ni had one more pitch left, but obviously didn’t know the word in Taiwanese or Mandarin. So he just blurted out something — fuji was basically what it sounded like. His coaches thought he had been taking Chinese.