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February 03, 2003

Is There a Doctor in the Stadium?

When Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii was asked to comment about his team recommending that he see a sports psyschologist following a nasty accident on the mound last season, his answer sounded all too familiar. The former Yakult Swallows star said that instead he "wanted to see an English doctor to improve my English." The comment was made through an interpreter. Ishii was hit square in the head by a line drive in September, leaving him with a fractured skull that needed surgery and the insertion of a titanium plate. Shame it didn't have a built-in dictionary.

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