The Philadelphia Phillies' So Taguchi is the only Japanese major league baseball player who does not use an interpreter. How come?
Taguchi used an interpreter when he first signed with St. Louis in 2002. However, he was sent to the minors that season and with the demotion came this message: You want an interpreter, you pay for it.
"I decided I don't need it," Taguchi said with a laugh the other day.
Isn't it amazing what you decide you no longer need when you have to pay for it yourself? I wonder how that would play out in health care.