Just wanted to jump on here and brag that my email question was deemed worthy enough to be read on a Baseball Today podcast by the guru Mark Simon today. The question wasn't Braves related, but I was still pleased that my question made the show.
The podcast is Braves relevant because at the beginning of the podcast they briefly discuss the struggles of Kawakami. You all should give it a listen. If you don't have an i-pod, you can listen to it off off of espn.com/mlb. It is on the left side of the page and is free to listen to, and no insider subscription required.