Nolan Ryan Says “Beef De Genki”

U.S. Beef products were banned in Japan after the Mad Cow scare in 2003, and now Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan is touring the country to try and promote American beef to Japanese consumers. Lion in Oil has a better writeup, but I just wanted to point out that Ryan, who is a longtime friend of my family (my granddad was on the board of directors for his bank in Alvin, and I grew up playing baseball with his kids on the weekends at his home in Alvin), could probably still get on the mound and out-pitch Jason Jennings.

Yeah, I know — I’m a sore loser.