By Bryan Jeon
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick was traded to the Yomiuri Giants for Kobayashi Iwamura last Saturday. Or was he? Born in Houston, Texas, Kendrick was coming off of a solid rookie season when he heard the news orchestrated by pitcher and fellow teammate Brett Myers. Had he known the rules a little bit or even some pop culture, he would have known that it is illegal to trade an MLB player to a foreign country or that Kobayashi is a multiple-winning hot dog eating champion.