THE DUGOUT

The Dugout: Chinaman

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Today's edition of The Dugout explores the racial slurs of Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, who referred to Daisuke Matsuzaka's interpreter as a 'chinaman.'

TOMMY JOHN

Raise Your Hand If You’ll Miss John Lackey

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John Lackey has decided to follow up <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/09/john-lackey-walks-for-cancer">divorcing his wife for having a double mastectomy</a> with an unexpected act of chairty; he'll be improving Boston Red Sox rotation by having Tommy John surgery and sitting at home for the entirety of 2012.

OLYMPICS

DICE-K, OLYMPICS KEEP TRUDGING ALONG

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MLB -- It's been ages since we celebrated a Dice-K win with a Yoko Matsugane picture, so here we go: the Red Sox ace struggled through five innings, but improved his record to 15-2 thanks to plenty of run support in <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=280819101&prov=ap" target="_blank">Boston's 7-2 win over the O's</a>.

MLB

HIGHEST BIDDER GETS DINNER WITH DICE-K

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Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, long known for both his mythical gyroball and sharing the same home country as top-heavy Yoko Matsugane, is going to do some charitable work by.

LESSONS IN CHILD SPORTSMANSHIP

BILL BUCKNER FORGIVEN, DICE-K WINS

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Leather couches are so rough on bikinis" title="Leather couches are so rough on bikinis" class="alignright size-full wp-image-41" />The Red Sox played their home opener yesterday, and as the banner picture of Yoko Matsugane attests, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six and two-thirds scoreless innings, striking out seven along the way <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=280408102&action=playvideo&hcmp=motion" target="_blank">for the win against the mysteriously hapless Tigers</a> (0-7).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

WHAT? THEY’RE PLAYING BASEBALL? FOR REAL?

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Whoa, the Major League Baseball season started.

MLB

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, DICE-K

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I was torn last night with wanting to see Dice-K earn the win, so I could post a picture of the lovely Yoko, and wanting to the Rockies win to stop an almost certain sweep by the Red Sox now, thus ensuring this will be the last time we gaze at lovely Yoko's .

WORLD SERIES

YOUR JAPANESE WORLD SERIES PREVIEW

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Every year at this time, I become very ill.

MLB

THE INDIANS CHOKED, BIG-TIME

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As you can see from the photographic evidence presented here, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched last night, earning the win in Boston's 11-2 <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20071021&content_id=2274665&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb" target="_blank">Game 7 victory over the Indians</a> in the ALCS.

MLB

BUT DICE-K WAS IN LINE FOR THE WIN?

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Before the top of the 8th inning of last night's Yankees/Red Sox game, the first post of Saturday morning was all set.

MLB

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THIS RISING STAR

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I want to make a little site news/programming note here: I get a lot of emails from people with blogs who want me to look at their stuff, and I'm sad to say that I very rarely email anyone back.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

PEDRO'S BACK! (PLUS, DICE-K WON)

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First things first: by popular demand (read: angry mob), I need to mention that Daisuke Matsuzaka <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270903102" target="_blank">earned the win</a> against the Blue Jays last night despite letting them back into the game.

MLB

DICE-K WON, ETC.

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Behind a 10 strikeout performance from Daisuke Matsuzaka, the <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/wrap.jsp?ymd=20070804&content_id=2130095&vkey=wrapup2005&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb" title="MLB" target="_blank">Red Sox defeated the Mariners 4-3</a> last night in Seattle.

MLB

DICE-K AND THE RED SOX WON

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Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched seven shutout innings to outduel C.

MLB

GUESS WHO PITCHED YESTERDAY

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Daisuke Matsuzaka was less than effective for the Red Sox as the Tigers completed a sweep yesterday with <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270708106&action=playvideo&hcmp=motion" target="_blank">a 6-5 win</a>, thanks in no small part to the eye-popping home run-robbing <a href="../post.phtml?pk=3299" target="_blank">catch by Curtis Granderson</a>.

SEATTLE MARINERS

THE RED SOX GOT SWEPT

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I'm not sure what happened, or how it happened, or why, but the Mariners somehow finished off a <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270627112&action=playvideo&hcmp=motion" target="_blank">sweep of the Red Sox</a> yesterday by winning 2-1 in 11 innings.

MLB

DICE-K WILL RELEASE A CD

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Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka <a href="http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2007/06/26/dice_k_pitches_cd_to_sox_fans/" target="_blank">will release a "compilation of his favorite tunes"</a> called Music from the Mounds Mound.

MLB

THE YANKEES HAVE STOPPED SUCKING

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Listen, I get just as sick about writing about the Yankees as you do reading about them, but the lead story is the lead story: the Bronx Bombers, a week ago left for dead, have won six straight and are now one game under.

MLB

DICE-K AND THE RED SOX LOST

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Nothing from last night's baseball games is really inspiring to write about (<a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270530114" target="_blank">more A-Rod controversy</a>.

MLB

DICE-K THREW HIS FIRST COMPLETE GAME

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Daisuke Matsuzaka threw his first major league complete game, allowing six hits and one run in <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270514102" target="_blank">lifting the Red Sox over the Tigers</a> 7-1 last night.


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