I know it's hard to believe, but the Boston media is sounding the death knell on the Matsuzaka deal.
Yeah, yesterday it was "Boras is setting the stage, both privately and publicly, that there is not going to be a deal," and today we have " the notion that perhaps an unbridgeable gap exists between the Sox' position" and Matsuzaka's.
Meanwhile, of course, there's nary a mention that Matsuzaka has already made his farewell appearance to fans in Japan.
Right, and while I'm not an expert on Japanese culture …
True, I do have my zen moments, but my point is, from what I know of the culture, there's no way a dude like Matsuzaka makes an official farewell to fans only to say, "So, sorry, only joking" despite what Scott Boras has to say on the subject. It'd just be too much loss of face and all that.
I agree. This deal is wrapped like a Boston roll and it's just waiting for the wasabi to be complete.
The link to the JapanBall.com story on Matsuzaka's farewell came via email from Our Pals at The Red Seat.
The title of today's post is a Japanese expression: Even monkees fall from trees. I'll leave it's meaning/use in this context up to you.