I was just reading about Daisuke Matsuzaka in the Daily Yomiuri – and these items caught my eye:
After coming out of Yokohama High School as Japan’s biggest household name, Matsuzaka was a self-possessed little snot.
Matsuzaka still struggles with control early.
His lack of control, his fatal attraction to his fastball and his childish off-field demeanor all used to mark Matsuzaka as someone who needed to grow up in order to realize his supreme potential.
Nice of Theo to get Josh Beckett a matching bookend.