That interview occurred last Wednesday. A lot has changed since. Don't go by this.
Maybe yankee fans should flood his twitter http://twitter.com/t_masahiro18 and beg him to come to Usa for the yankees :-D
Yeah it's just weird, seems like a bunch of over the top political correctness. What does Nelson Mandela have to with the Yankees, let alone baseball?
Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez 1h
The owner of the Rakuten Eagles told @pgammo he doesn't intend to post Masahiro Tanaka: http://bit.ly/1bybO2R
If it's dumb to want to watch a true Yankee over a former red sox player then I'm as stupid as they come!
One thing is he didn't go anywhere for more money he was traded.