Saturday, November 22, 2008

Matsuzaka to pitch in WBC?

The Boston Herald is reporting that Dice-K intends to pitch in the World Baseball Classic in the spring. From this Yankee fans perspective, that's music to my ears.

I haven't read it elsewhere and no one can say for sure, but I'm not convinced that the Red Sox '08 trip to Japan didn't take something out of them in October. The MLB season is a marathon, and willingly lengthening it in any way just doesn't make sense. Couple that with a couple of trans-Pacific flights, and the impact can only be detrimental.

So, here's to hoping that Japan goes deep into the tournament, and Dice-K adds another 30-50 IPs onto his arm before spring training even opens.

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