Friday, February 24, 2006

Metsui goes deep

In 2004 and 2005, Kaz Metsui hit a home run in his first at bat of the season. He is getting ready to recreate that feat this year. If he can hit a dinger off Mets new fireballer, then he should be capable of a three-peat, no? From Newsday...

"...Matsui, who has fallen so far he needs to win his job back, surprised an overflow crowd of skeptical fans by taking [Billy] Wagner deep during live batting practice."

Kaz had to be jonesed about that, huh?

"Being able to hit well off a good pitcher gives me encouragement," Matsui said through his interpreter. "But I don't want to get all jumpy and happy."

Don't worry Kaz, Willie's around to burst your bubble.

"He's in great shape," Randolph said. "He probably just got lucky and walked into one."


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