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Daisuke Matsuzaka donates $1 million to Japanese relief effort

Mar 25, 2011, 4:46 PM EST

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Daisuke Matsuzaka has donated $1 million to the Japanese relief efforts via the Red Cross, according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Last week Ichiro Suzuki reportedly donated 100 million yen (approximately $1.2 million) and Hideki Matsui donated 50 million yen (approximately $600,000) to help support their home country following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

Several major-league teams have also donated significant amounts of money and have also organized donation-matching programs for fans interested in giving as well.

To make a donation of your own, go to

  1. cur68 - Mar 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    And if you don’t feel like donating you can maybe do what this guy does;

  2. pisano - Mar 25, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    At least there’s one positive thing he’s done in his life.He hosed the Red Sox for 101 million total package.You think they would like to do that one over again?

    • JBerardi - Mar 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      Wow, nice backhanded compliment for a guy who just gave more to charity in a day then you will in your entire life.

      • pisano - Mar 25, 2011 at 7:33 PM

        Call it a backhanded compliment, but it is what it is, They thought he(Dice-K) was something special and he obviously isn’t. Too bad,so sad.

      • cur68 - Mar 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM

        pisano; let’s lay off the baseball for a moment. This post was about a good deed. Tip a the hat to Mr. Dice K is definitely in order. It’s sad if he ruined your baseball pool or something but he just did a deed in the real world that counts for lives. I’ll take that any day.

      • JBerardi - Mar 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM

        Why mention it at all? What does it have to do with his donation, the subject of this post? Is it so critical that you not pass up a single opportunity to needle Red Sox fans about his contract?

  3. pisano - Mar 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    cur68….you’re absolutely correct it was a great contribution and I wish we could all be so generous. The Japanese people are enduring a horrific situation and my heart goes out to them.

  4. teej414 - Mar 26, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    I knew I was a little buzzed, when I said to myself “why would Dice Clay donate a million to Japan?’ Time for another beer.

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