An Open Letter To Kosuke Fukudome

Here's what I put into Google Translate to get what appears above the fold:

Greetings, Mr. Fukudome. I run the Chicago Cubs blog called "Bleed Cubbie Blue", a place where Cubs fans around the world meet to discuss the Cubs and baseball. Many of my readers, myself included, would like you to sign a contract to play for the Cubs. You are exactly what the Cubs need -- a left-handed hitting right fielder who plays excellent defense, who gets on base often by both hitting well and drawing walks, and who can hit a home run on occasion. In addition, the Cubs don't have anyone who is wearing the uniform number -- #1 -- that you wear in Japan. It's almost as if that number is being saved just for you. Chicago is a vibrant city, and even though there may not be as large a Japanese population here as in some other American cities, I am certain you would enjoy living and playing here. Please ask Tadahito Iguchi about his time in Chicago; I am certain he would tell you he enjoyed it immensely. I hope that soon, you and your agent will sit down with the Cubs' general manager, Jim Hendry, and discuss contract terms so that we can see you playing at Wrigley Field, as a member of the Cubs, this season and for years to come.

Respectfully, Al Yellon

When I put the Japanese text back into Google Translate, it came back... well, close, but not perfect:
Greetings, Mr. fukudome MASU. My running Chicago Cubs blog called "bleed cubbie blue" is the place to Cubs fans all over the world meet to discuss baseball and the Cubs. Many of my readers, myself included, want to sign the contract for you PUREKABUSUMASU. You just need Cubs - a left-handed hitting right fielder who plays good defense, who is often on base by drawing walks and hitting both well, and who have the opportunity to hit a home run. The Cubs do not have anyone in uniform but the number - # 1 - which, in Japan wear. It is almost as if you have the numbers just to be able to save them. Chicago City is a vibrant, in spite of there, but Japan's large-scale population here as some other American cities, I am certain that you will enjoy living here, in playing. Hick commissioned by the timing of the Chicago Inokuti In Commerce;? I believe he is very enjoyable. I hope to soon, you and your agent will sit down and the Cubs' general manager, JIMUHENDORI, and discuss the terms of the contract so it could be, you play please refer to RIGUREFIRUDO, the Cubs as a member of this season and for years to come.

Respectfully, Al yellon

It didn't do very well with "Tadahito Iguchi", oddly enough. But I particularly like "JIMUHENDORI".
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