HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 12: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Ever wanted to step in the batter's box and see what it's like to face Yu Darvish?
Well, either pay for some insane fantasy camp, become a big-league hitter or jet off to Kobe, Japan for some good beef and some Yu Darvish mania.
As Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News pointed out, the Space 11 Darvish Museum opened on Monday in Kobe, further confirming Darvish's cult-figure status in Japan. You're talking about a full-fledged museum based around a guy that is currently working his craft and is just 27 years old.
The museum is said to have an exhibit where you get to hit against a digital version of Darvish, which, judging by this .gif by the great Drew Sheppard (@DShep25) would be a pretty daunting task.
Darvish pitched in Japan from age 18-24 and compiled a 1.99 career ERA over seven seasons before taking MLB by storm in 2012 and finishing in the top three of the AL Cy Young voting in 2013.
So head off to Kobe if you want, but don't expect to get a hit.