*Photo from the Boston Globe*
Boston's $100 million plus Japanese pitcher>Yankees $46 million plus Japanese pitcher.
Daisuke Matsuzaka just pitched a COMPLETE GAME, 6 hit, 1 run game vs. the defending AL Champions the Detroit Tigers.
Kei Igawa, the Yankees Japanese pitcher, just finished a corn dog at the concession stand of the Yankees Single A affililate.
Complete game, 6 hits, 1 run, 122 pitches = 26-11 record, 8.5 over the Yankees. Final score: 7-1 Red Sox.
Hugs and bows on the congratulations line was priceless. Never have I seen a man look more uncomfortable with hugging another man than I did tonight. From Crisp, to Lugo, to Pedroia, to Lowell, Daisuke clearly was hoping for some manly fist bumps.
I'm calling my shot on May 14th: this team has the potential to be SPECIAL. Special in a World Champion, duck boat parade having, confetti in the street kind of special.
I love this game.