Cleveland have traded P Kaz Tadano (above) to Oakland in exchange for OF Ramon Alvarado ; though said deal is of some significance to both organizations, it’s inclusion in this space is for the sole purpose of boosting traffic amongst Tadano’s many fans in the world of home video.

The A’s are currently deadlocked with the Yankees at 2-2 after 5 innings ; Nick Swisher hit his first HR of the year off Mike Mussina in the 3rd while sporting the sort of facial hair that would render him ineligible for one of Tadano’s cinematic masterpieces.