Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
RisingSunOfNihon had the jump on the knuckleballer, Eri Yoshida, being the first female professional player. Yoshida was drafted when she was sixteen to play pro ball in Japan!
The Joy of Sox has Yoshida meeting another knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield. Like daughter, like father!
The exchange between the two:
She spun a couple, but for the most part, it was very good. She was able to take the spin out of a lot of them and they had quite a lot of movement on them. … I had seen film of her and I was pretty impressed in the film. But to see her in person and to actually see her throw, I was very impressed with how she threw and the knowledge she had on the knuckleball because she told me she was self-taught. This is the first time she’s actually ever had coaching throwing a knuckleball. I kind of know where she’s at, because I was there when I first started throwing — nobody knew what to do.
I never thought I could ever feel this happy.
Don’t worry, Eri. You are only 18-years old. There are a LOT of happier days to come.
PersonalMoneyStore has a lot to say about Eri.