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Matsui thinks he can still play defense

Dec 30, 2009, 5:15 PM EDT

Hideki Matsui, upon arriving back in Japan:

“I’d like to prove I can play defense at spring training. It will be
difficult to play defense every day like in the past, but I’d like to
reach the point where I can play defense once every few games.”

Matsui played no defense last season. He played 24 games in the outfield in 2008.  When he did, he was really, really bad. Like Adam Dunn bad. 

This is not happening. The Angels signed Matsui to be a DH. If he plays a single game in the outfield next year that does not involve at least one mistake on the manager’s card and a big case of quick-onset food poisoning in the Angels’ clubhouse, I’ll eat my hat.

  1. Jeff V. - Dec 30, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    But will you eat Tracy Ringolsby’s hat?

  2. Moses Green - Dec 30, 2009 at 6:26 PM

    His hat definitely smells like barbecued meat. Mmmm … meat

  3. Old Gator - Dec 31, 2009 at 1:17 AM

    Right, and Yamamoto thought he could sink all the carriers.

  4. Generic Pharmacy - Feb 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM

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