There is little to add to the wall-to-wall Matsuzaka press coverage. You can read at least one story per day, plus breaking blog entries at both papers and usually a column by the angry, angry men who get paid to tell us why we should hate each of our most beloved stars.
Likewise, you can watch Matsuzaka’s three-per-day press conferences on NESN, at NESN.com and at the top of each related Globe story. I’d provide the links, but if you care enough, you’ve already seen them all by now.
Nevertheless, I can’t help posting this quote from Matsuzaka about the gyroball. Sure, it was the 3,348th time since Monday he’s been asked about it, but clearly, he knows how to play the press — making himself simultaneously mysterious and likable. Maybe Jeter’s PR guys could get in touch?
"Hmm. How should I answer that question?" he started. "I knew this question was coming today. And I was preparing some optional answers for this particular question. Should I say, ‘I have that ball’? Or I could say, ‘Which particular ball are you referring to?’ Or ‘Which ball are you calling a gyroball?’ Overall, if I have the chance, I will pitch that ball."