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Dice-K has a bad back

Feb 17, 2010, 7:57 AM EDT

So much for all that talk about Matsuzaka being healthy and in good shape and all of that:

According to translations, the Kyodo News and the Japanese sports web
site Sponichi Annex reported a few days ago that Matsuzaka, who was an
early arrival here, had skipped his throwing session at the end of last
week because of tightness in his back, and his no-show on the field
Tuesday would suggest that the condition had not improved sufficiently
to resume throwing. The Japanese media outlets had reported that the
Red Sox were aware of the condition, though Red Sox general manager
Theo Epstein did not mention it while discussing Matsuzaka with
reporters on Monday.

There was concern among some in Red Sox land that Tim Wakefield would become disgruntled as a result of not having a set spot in the rotation. If this is a harbinger of another injury-filled season for Dice-K, Wakefield may very well be quite gruntled this season. 

  1. Nasty Boy - Feb 17, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    They really got hosed on this guy. If memory server me right they paid close to 50 mil. just to get him , what a screwing they took. I’ll bet the Yankees hope they make more brilliant moves like that. It seems none of the asian pitchers hold up for too long. Good luck Red Sucks.

  2. Bobby Townsend - Feb 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    I am not going any more time responding to an IDIOT like you

  3. BC - Feb 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Yeah, that offseason workout regimen really worked for Dice-K, huh? What did it consist of, the daily Early Bird Special at Waffle House, washed down with a case of St. Pauli Girl?
    Can you say Hideki Irabu Part Deux?

  4. Nasty Boy - Feb 17, 2010 at 9:17 AM

    It must be another Red Sucks fan. Talk about idiots , check what you wrote idiot, have you ever heard of proof reading, or weren’t you taught that in grammar school. I can tell you never got to high school.

  5. Nasty Boy - Feb 17, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    BC, I think you hit the nail on the head.

  6. clean boy - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:19 AM

    i guess nasty boy is Hank steinbrenner in disguise..or atleast thats how it seems like to me.He talks like he is god, sure dice-k hasnt had the best of seasons, but like the yankees have never done this before either.

  7. YANKEES1996 - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    You cannot design a workout routine for discontentment! This guy has been unhappy for some reason since last year and apparently he has decided that the beginning of spring training is a good time to resume his temper tantrum. I personally think this whole Dice-K thing is hilarious because the Yankees constantly get chastised about the amount of money they throw around, the Sox threw away a boat load of cash on this guy. He has been a loser since he arrived in Boston with a few good outings sprinkled in for good measure, now he quite obiviously has instituted the Manny Ramirez act!

  8. CommonNow - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    This is more proof that my prediction is correct – the Bosox won’t even attain the wild card this year. The hitting won’t be there and the pitching will break down. The good news is the defense may keep losses to between 1 and 3 runs instead of blow outs.
    Sucks for us fans. The owners know that they will sell out every seat no matter what. Therefore, in order to turn a nice profit, they don’t need to pick up real talent (at a cost) to make the Sox competitive. So Theo keeps picking up the leagues disposed trash at bargain prices pretending they have “one good year left”. Anyone else sick and tired of the newsie headlines “Theo the genius”? If you aren’t, wait until September…
    PS – Nasty was right – Bobby – please don’t try to represent the nation until you go back and finish middle school.

  9. hop - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Even when this guy had a “good year” and won 18 games a couple of season ago he only averaged just over 5 innings a game that year and this guy’s control sucks. In otherwords im glad he plays for the redsuks

  10. Bobby Townsend - Feb 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    I didn’t want to waste any more time on you. Remember the key word here is WASTE you P.O.S. Proof that!!!!

  11. GimmeSomeSteel - Feb 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    It’s the beginning of spring training. Lots of guys have various aches and pains now. Let’s save the overreaction and the usual Red Sox/Yankees BS for later, say when Opening Day is less than two weeks away.
    As for the Red Sox getting hosed, it may or may not be true, but Yankee fans are not in a position to talk about it. Why? I give you two words–Kei Igawa.

  12. IdhaoMariner - Feb 17, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    extra bonus points for excellent use of “gruntled” in a sentence.

  13. Carl Pavano - Feb 17, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Don’t forget me! I “helped” the Yankees for a few years, too. I forgot to thank them for all the excellent free medical care, though. Sorry about that.

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