The Dice-Man Cometh, Hold The Ice

Hub’s opening day
Signs read: WE LOVE DAISUKE
Manny asks, “Who’s that?”
- Yanks Fan In Boston

YFSF and YFIB in particular get a nod in The Riddle from soupless Tom Verducci on SI.com for YFIB’s winning Daiku from our contest earlier this year. The hat tip is on page six of the article. It’s a good, long read from Verducci, who considers the cultural differences facing the Boston star, the Sox, and the Media while marveling at the range and durability of Matsuzka’s arm. (D)Ice-less Man?

Daisuke gets rave reviews from several sources, including a remarkable take from Karim Garcia, who says, “He’s going to be like Pedro.” (?!?!) Who is Kar.. um, never mind. Larry Lucchino says, “We’re trying to take a more Japanese-like philosophy [while looking] at the long-term perspective.” One can only wonder if concessionaires at Fenway will offer expensive square fruit.

6 comments… add one

  • Wow, that’s cool that Verducci perused our site, but hey Tom, ever heard of a HYPERLINK!?!?!

    SF March 21, 2007, 7:36 pm
  • Question:
    Any SI subscribers who get the print edition out there who can confirm if this Verducci story is taken from the newsstand edition or if that version is an abridged version of the online one?
    Does YFiB (and YFSF) make it into the newsstand edition?!

    SF March 21, 2007, 7:41 pm
  • Congrats guys…
    Love it.
    Oh, pretty interesting article too.

    LocklandSF March 21, 2007, 8:31 pm
  • It looks like a newsstand piece, SF, but I have no first-hand knowledge.
    Kudos to Verducci for an excellently written piece. Kudos also to YFiB for scoring high praise by being featured alongside Japan’s most famous haiku as one of the two section breaks in Verducci’s piece. I suspect it means he wanted to use the Japanese haiku so badly that he scoured the Net to try to find a Matsuzaka-related counterpoint and ran across our contest. Just a guess.

    Paul SF March 21, 2007, 10:52 pm
  • Beth from Cursed to First posts that indeed the story — and the haiku, with credit and all to YFiB and YFSF — is in the print edition. Cover story, as a matter of fact.
    http://confessionalpoet.typepad.com/cursed_to_first/

    Paul SF March 21, 2007, 11:59 pm
  • i just dropped a sushi roll in my shorts.
    (hama kyu maki, for those who might care.)
    hilarious.

    Yankee Fan In Boston March 22, 2007, 9:38 am

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