If you managed to sit through the hourlong Matsuzaka introduction press conference (is "presser" already the most annoying word in the English language? I think so), you probably came away hoping, as I did, that Daisuke will soon be able to afford a better interpreter.
Apparently, the Red Sox didn’t know what the crap he was saying either:
Q. Welcome, and I wonder if you could tell us at what point in these negotiations that you realized that you would be coming to the Red Sox, and did you have your doubts that this day would come to pass?
DAISUKE MATSUZAKA: My nickname is Japan is Monster.
Great. Now we’ve got that cleared up.