My favorite sports headline of 2011:
"Indians acquire Fukudome to boost struggling offense"
Hey, if Kosuke Fukudome -- probably baseball's worst stretch-run hitter during his first three years in Cubbieland and one of the biggest of Jim Hendry's many big busts -- is part of the Indians' master plan, they deserve the third- or fourth-place fate that awaits them.
Oh, and by the way, Fukudome went 0-for-4 and stranded four runners in his Cleveland debut, a 12-0 loss to the mighty Royals.
How do you say Mr. Clutch in Japanese?