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Matsui foul ball smashes owner Moreno's car

Mar 25, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

Showing that Jason Heyward isn’t the only player who can destroy property with his hits during spring training, Hideki Matsui somehow managed to smash the windshield of Angels owner Arte Moreno’s car with a foul ball yesterday.
Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register has the details:

Matsui hit a long foul ball down the right-field line that curled far from the field, bounced on the clubhouse roof, and dropped onto the windshield of owner Arte Moreno’s car, leaving a spiderweb of cracks on the passenger’s side of the owner’s Mercedes CL600 V2.

Torii Hunter made a joke about the cost coming out of Matsui’s first check and then pointed out the damage to Howie Kendrick, who had this brilliant response that brought back memories of elementary school trouble-making: “Awwww … Matsui’s in troub-le!”
“Triple-A is fine,” Matsui said. “As long as I don’t get fired.”

  1. TF in Tampa - Mar 25, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Just for the record, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t make a V2 engine. Their top of the line CL600 Coupe comes with a 6.0L V12 with over 500hp. Either way, I’m sure Moreno’s insurance policy will cover the cost of replacing the windshield.
    Or better yet he can contact his MB salesman and just have him deliver a new one, like maybe a CL65-AMG, with 604hp! [if thats what you need]
    Now thats the real Mac-Daddy!
    [MB salesguy, just hold my birddog comission, I’ll contact you]

  2. scatterbrian - Mar 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Gohjira smash!

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