This is slightly off topic, but perhaps still interesting in a ham fighting sort of way. Former Texas Ranger and current Japanese Leaguer Jason Botts evidently has quite a following in the land of the rising sun, as evidenced by this YouTube video.
Botts was your typical AAAA player whom I think everyone knew would thrive over in Japan. Whether he's a Cecil and makes it back to MLB or he's Tuffy Rhodes and carves out a career in Japan, I think it's cool that they've embraced him. J.R. Phillips, this could have been you.