Saturday, April 07, 2007

Anyone For A Giggle?

This is from the San Francisco Examiner. The writer likes to giggle. And in his case, that's a good thing! His latest giggle-inducing sports figure? None other than our very own Daisuke Matsuzaka. Read this, and then I'll be back with a comment. I highly recommend clicking on this post's title for the entire smilingly gigglish article. You might, no, you WILL smile.

"My latest burst of giggling came while watching Daisuke Matsuzaka make his regular-season debut for the Boston Red Sox.
I had followed the story, watching the Red Sox pay $52 million simply for the right to negotiate with him, then tell him — and his agent Scott Boras — that $51 million was all they’d pay him. And he took it. Then, the Japanese media and the hoopla. Every turn more interesting than the previous. If there was ever a guy set up to fail by the hype it was Matsuzaka.
And then he pitched. I don’t care that he pitched in spring training. That never matters and is never remembered. On Thursday, in frigid Kansas City, the man they’ve nicknamed Dice-K faced major-league hitters for the first time with statistics and records hanging in the balance.
And all I could do was giggle. He can throw a baseball that sometimes bends like a Frisbee, other times sails like a paper plane. And as if that weren’t enough, he can throw a baseball fast past ’em, too. Like a BB.
My favorite moment in Thursday’s story — which ended on the mound with Dice-K having pitched seven innings, holding the Royals to a single run, while striking out 10 men — came when Red Sox manager Terry Francona met Matsuzaka in the dugout afterward.
Francona told Matsuzaka that his night was over, that a reliever was taking the mound the following inning and Matsuzaka nodded his acceptance just like Bill Murray on “Saturday Night Live” used to do in those “cheeseburger, cheeseburger” skits.
And the genuine smiles all around that followed after the game were precious. This guy is a barrel full of charisma and charm. Catch him if you can find him on the satellites. It will be a show that might just make you giggle, too."

Peter here, and I had to share that bunch of niceness. And yes, Daisuke was THAT good. And now we're faced with a lack of hitting, temporarily, I must add, while we see just about every one of our pitchers hurling lights out stuff. And Schill will join those ranks. Tomorrow...Easter Sunday. It's just a feeling, but I know deep down that his "A" game will come to pass. And we'll watch. And maybe even giggle. And then the next stop. Oh yes. Tuesday at our Fenway. The real love we have for our team will be shown to the 2007 Red Sox players. Each and every one. But first, we have 2 more to win in Texas. And we can do it. Please, PLEASE click on the title for the entire article. And you know what? You'll smile! Maybe even giggle! I'm me. So click away, right there on the title. Any comments? You know I love to hear from you. Happy Easter, and be well.


At 4/07/2007 4:47 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

Hopefully,we will have a game tonight there is 100% chance of percipetation in ARLINGTON today so hopefully they will play yankees won a grannie by AROD!

At 4/07/2007 5:16 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

The O's blew another (sorry Faithy). Thanks Kaylee...I heard the weather might not be great in Texas...maybe a blessing in disguise?? Ala...a night off, with Curt tomorrow? We'll see...have a happy holiday K.

At 4/07/2007 6:18 PM, Blogger KAYLEE said...

Thanks peter,Yeah I was wondereing how they would do that if they didnt play tonight!?!?!

At 4/07/2007 6:33 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Nice find Peter! I giggled. ( :

At 4/08/2007 7:20 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I did too, Kristin. And I found it by accident. I had to write a post about it. Thanks!!


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