70 years ago, the west coast of the United States was braced for a Japanese incursion that never came...who could have guessed that Texas would be the territory eventually conquered by the Empire of the Rising Sun? And that the good ol' boys would welcome the invasion!
Ace pitcher Yu Darvish is the reason that cowpokes are "turning Japanese", and the reason that the Texas Rangers may finally capture that elusive World Series title.
This tall, cool, charismatic, hard-throwing hurler came with a lot of hype, but has proven himself worthy of the publicity -- and his contract -- by pacing the Rangers to first place in the A.L. West. With an intriguing personality to match his dazzling array of pitches, he's quickly becoming a cult hero and has induced a palpable sense of Yu-phoria in the Lone Star State.
Here he's portrayed in caricature form within a logo that's all his own -- conjuring imagery of his native land, his new home, and his unique look with Japanese lettering spelling out a version of his current squad.
This sweet new design is otaku-cool with a feel that's part camp, part authentic and all original. Like all National Fanthem designs, it is not an official product of any player, league, franchise or far-eastern economic power -- it's just a comical piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for perfect printing. It's available on gravel, navy or red 100% cotton pre-shrunk tees in sizes small through 4XL. ( Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost