Today Koji Uehara, the first Japanese-born player to don the black and orange will make his first start versus our own Taiwanese-born Chien Ming-Wang.

Uehara used to pitch for the Yomiuri Giants. His former teammate was none other than Godzilla — Hideki Matsui. It’ll be interesting to see how Uehara pitches to Matsui.

Pete Abe says that for sure the Asian news reporters will outnumber American reporters. Ha.