Ken Takahashi? Just Like Kenshin Kawakami

Sean MatraiContributor IMay 5, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 23:  Ken Takahashi #86 of the Toronto Blue Jays poses during photo day at the Bobby Mattick Training Center at Englebert Complex on February 23, 2009 in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

I usually get really hyped when a pitcher that has never started before is going to start for the first time.

But I don't know about this 40-year-old rookie starting for the Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

This sounds similar to the Braves' story of Kenshi Kawakami, a 33-year old playing in Japan, then getting a start for Atlanta.

Hmm. I guess we'll just have to see how he does.