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Monday · October 20 2003

From today's perspective on WS: Game 2 at Mudville Magazine: In The October Country

There was a fascinating moment at the end of this rather unfascinating game, when Hideki Matsui was asked the usual number of clichés, how he felt about belting his first inning homer, if he feels pressure in New York, from Japan, etc. His translator, a sheepish young woman, nodded repeatedly as she listened to the questions, then engaged in a long dialogue with the Japanese slugger. After this conversation, she then turned and gave a terse response, like "he is happy to be here". What the hell were they saying? At one point, she even responded, "I think he is happy that his family is watching." She thinks? I guess he didn't say.
I didn't see the Matsui interview, but I can just imagine it happening. Maybe what he really said to the translator was, "A good friend once told me, 'This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.'" -Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (aka Meat)

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October 20 2003

Kind of like in Lost in Translation.

October 20 2003

LOL - I missed that in your title. ;)

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