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07:02 AM ET 04.29 | Hideki Irabu is ready to hit the comeback trail. Seven years since the "fat toad" last pitched in the majors, the former Yankee signed a contract with the Long Beach Armada of the Golden Baseball League, a West Coast independent league out West, according to the team's Web site. "What a treat for our fans," Armada GM Tony Soares said in a story on the Web site. "Jet balloons, hachimakis, and sushi will all be available at Blair Field this year along with a chance to watch a true baseball superstar perform!" Irabu, who will turn 40 before the Armada's season begins, debuted with the Yankees in 1997, won two World Series rings, and lasted eight seasons in the majors. He went 29-20 in three seasons -- and was famously derided by George Steinbrenner after failing to cover first in a spring training camp -- with the Yanks and finished his major league career 34-35 with a 5.15 ERA.

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