The newest member of the Oakland Athletics is engaging, quick with a smile and has charmed the East Bay. Yes, Hiroyuki Nakajima brings a personality that already has the fans won over and appears to be the type of player that will fit right in with Oakland's fun and free-spirited clubhouse.
However, there is also an enigmatic nature to the man known as "Hiro." Who is he? What are his credentials? Nakajima won't be the key to the A's duplicating the success of 2012, but he's definitely an important factor. The following is what I hope will be a bridge to getting to know the man Oakland hopes is a piece to a larger championship puzzle later this year.