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April 04, 2005
Japan: Hideki Matsui is Godzilla!
Filed in: Current Affairs, Japan, Sports

The Japanese people adore their baseball players - and not just the players in Japan. They adore their players in the states as well.

On Sunday, Hideki Matsui had a tremendous game against the Reds in the Yankees AL opener. He stole a home run with a fabulous catch over the left field wall and went 3 for 5 - one of them a home run.

Whenever a stateside Japanese player has a great game they just go nuts over here. They've been playing Matsui video all day and I just saw an opening bit for a local broadcast sports show in which they proclaim: Matsui is Godzilla!

In Seattle we love our Ichiro as well.

But when I watch the Yankees now I can't help but count the ex-Mariners they have playing for them. Ex-Mariner ace Randy Johnson was credited with the Yankees win today.

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Don't you know that all other major league franchises are farm teams for the New York Yankees? Seems that way, at least. You're right, though, there's a lot of ex-Mariners over there.

EMCEE: True. Those guys might get the pennant this year. They looked pretty spectacular against the Reds. Mariners didn't look half bad though against Minnesota - it was early in the morning over here so I got to see it. Ichiro opening up with a hit, scoring - batting .500 - not bad. New guy Sexson looking pretty good with the homers as well.

Posted by: Nathan Azinger at Apr 4, 2005 9:08:24 AM

Can't believe Randy Johnson is a Yank - but oh, well, I guess we're just rooting for dirty laundry, eh?

EMCEE: Whatever works my friend! Randy is still looking pretty good - I think he'll be a good asset for the Yanks this year. Mariners look exciting this year!

Posted by: Josef at Apr 4, 2005 10:54:24 AM

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