"Only Americans can pitch perfect games, you gook! #Merica"

Baseball's back. First, something cool... then some of that good ol' social media racism. On Tuesday night, on the second full day of the major league season, Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish came this close to pitching a perfect game against the Houston Astros, only to give up a single with two outs in the ninth inning. Bummer, but still an impressive feat: Yu Darvish loses perfect game with 2 outs in 9th.

And then came the racist tweets. In what has become a far too typical trend, some social media morons took to Twitter to brandish their ignorance and express some fantastically racist comments about Darvish, who hails from Japan. A bunch of these tweets have been conveniently collected on the Public Shaming Tumblr.

Here are a few highlights, in case you want to feel sad about, you know, America:

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