Because game time is upon us. Because great musical compositions deserve an audience. Because … well, we don’t need a reason to bring you what is, without a doubt, the most fantastic song a relief pitcher has ever chosen to accompany him as he enters a game.In case you haven’t been paying attention, Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima recently debuted this little ditty, called Okajima Okie-Dokie.

If you haven’t already, give it a listen.

Okajima Okie-Dokie.

And you might want to check this out, too. Just because.

15 Responses to “Okajima, Okie-Dokie!”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    Coley! I’m so glad you found this. At last, I can sate my heretofore unsatiable thirst for this song, which I had previously only been able to hear at Fenway itself!

    I must point out that this song was written by Okajima’s translator, who clearly can quit his day job any time he likes.

  2. This is incredible. I had no idea this existed. And I am so delighted that it does.

  3. You can buy this song on iTunes for a buck. It’s entirely worth it, if I do say so myself. If you think I’ll ever throw another party where this song isn’t played, you’re sorely mistaken.

  4. Alejandro says:

    In case you’re wondering, here’s the link to the iTunes store where you can find the song.

    (Warning, it’ll open iTunes)

    Tatami – Okajima Oki-doki

  5. Nick Kapur says:

    Behold, the lyrics of genius:

    O! K! A! J! I! M! Aaaaaa!!!


    Okajima! Oki-doki!

    Okajima! Oki-doki!



    That’s some serious wabi-sabi, mono-no-aware shit going on there.

  6. Alejandro says:

    I must say, it kinda grows on you…

  7. Paul Moro says:

    Nick, you’re missing the all-important “WHOOP, WHOOP!”

    And it also may be the first time that anyone has used the term “mono-no-aware” and “shit” side-by-side. So congratulations.

  8. Foorinkazan (Manny's fan) says:

    I’m delighted to know that H.Okajima be loved like your surporters .

    As a represent for one of the japanesase

    MLB fans, I say “thanks !”

  9. That is seriously the dumbest song in the history of life itself. The fact that he comes out to this song is embarassing.

    Nice job sox. Win a few rings and now you’ve gone pop. sick.

  10. Dude, where the hell did Okajima come from… so awesome, he is. He can forkball my baseball obsession, ANYTIME!

  11. I was at the game today,4-24-08 and heard this when okajima came in. this is awesome! i am glad i found it on the computer

  12. best. song. ever.

  13. David the okajima says:

    was wondering if I related too this guy?

  14. Okajima a Japanese hero?

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