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Hideki Matsui Newsbeat

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ex-slugger Hideki Matsui pitching, batting righty in Sunday rec league

“He’s not just a baseball player in Japan; he’s like a deity unto himself,” said Reilly, a bond trader for a bank. “We’ve all followed him since our high school days. So whenever he comes to bat, everybody stops.”

Their everyday lives could not be much different. Team Matsui included a corrections officer, a television cameraman, a human resources manager, accountants, bond traders and a hairdresser.

Still, Matsui treated his teammates Sunday as if they were Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada. He sat on the bench cheering their at-bats, offered glove taps for nice plays, and tapped his chest when a pitch got away, indicating it was his fault.

eddieot Posted: July 21, 2015 at 08:02 AM | 6 comment(s)
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