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Yu Darvish's brother arrested in Japan over gambling

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"Gambling in Japan is generally illegal"

Heh, heh, heh...

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Paraphrasing the quote from "Casablanca" : "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in Japan".

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A brother of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was arrested by Japanese police Tuesday for his alleged role in an illegal gambling ring that placed bets on U.S. and Japanese pro baseball games, local media reported.

After that, the J cops who arrested him went to pachinko and the horse race track for some much needed relaxation

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So was Yu in on this?

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It seems like every famous person has a rotten family member.

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A brother of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was arrested by Japanese police Tuesday for his alleged role in an illegal gambling ring that placed bets on U.S. and Japanese pro baseball games, local media reported.

Why is THAT illegal, but betting on horse races and pachinko isn't.

Wouldn't it be ironic if the cops who arrested him did the above afterwards for some rest and recreation??

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Yu was a yanki too back in his jr high/high school days as well according to a friend of mine who rode scooters with him. The only reason this is news is because his brother is famous. Plenty of illegal gambling going on and non-newsworthy arrests

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All the boys were Yanki. Darvish himself was in trouble a lot growing up. No shockers about the brother and certainly not the first time this family has been in the news for such things.

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Yu have beebn on DL for many months. He is not Yankees. He is a Rangers. Missed a chance to be on ALWesr champ games against Astros and we don't consider that as troubled.

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Toshiko,

I believe commentors are talking about Yu being a yanki as in a young juvenile delinquent while growing up, not the baseball team the Yankees, an altogether different group of delinquents.

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@borschtOCT. 28, 2015 - 11:56AM JST Toshiko,

I believe commentors are talking about Yu being a yanki as in a young juvenile delinquent while growing up, not the baseball team the Yankees, an altogether different group of delinquents.

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You, too, Read the article. Sho is in trouble, not Yu.

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I sincerely hope that these gambling scandals, along with the special facilities required, the extra costs and the limited global appeal, all work to diminish the prospects of baseball returning to the Olympics. Just does not belong.

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Toshiko, read Dadude's comment above. He mentions that both Sho and his brother Yu were 'yanki' when they were kids.

Of course Yu is doing well now.

It must be hard on Sho to have no particular outstanding talent.

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I think this is the same brother that was arrested in 2011 on charges of possession of marijuana and assaulting a woman. Don't know if it went to trial or what kind of sentence, if any, he received.

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I have learned not to tangle with Toshiko on any baseball related stories... especially in any season that the Angels don't make the playoffs.

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especially in any season that the Angels don't make the playoffs.

Hey, don't go there with the Angels. They'll be back next year!

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