There are over 2,000 Japanese characters, but sometimes none of them can explain exactly how Yu Darvish is feeling.
Like many 20-somethings living abroad, the Rangers starter writes a blog to keep everyone back home updated on his life. When his native tongue fails and English won't work either, Darvish turns to the staple of every teenage text convo: Emoticons.
If you don't speak Japanese but do speak emoticon, well, you're in luck. Most recently, Yu has felt about his win over the Yankees and told teammates about their fielding behind him.