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Thursday, September 20, 2012
“I went to see him pitch up in the mountains in a country town. It was freezing cold, I walked into the stadium and he was just walking to the mound. I was thinking at the time there are no taxis up here—how am I going to get out of this place?” Deeble recalled.
Even though Deeble and Shipley were the two members of the Red Sox organization who had been most involved in the effort to scout Daisuke Matsuzaka prior to his signing with the Red Sox, at a time when nearly every member of the Red Sox front office was in Tokyo to see the right-hander pitch, the two Australians went to see Tazawa pitch in a late-March tournament.
In honor of Tazawa overtaking Scott Atchison as the Sox’ best pitcher (by WAR) in 2012.
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