MVP-O-The-Day: None other than Mr. Dice-K!
Daisuke Matsuzaka began his career in US Baseball with the Boston Red Sox today when he threw out the opening pitch of the game.
His first game is said to have been watched by as nearly as many American fans during mid day as Japanese -even at 3:00 AM- as the game played live.
Matasuzaka made some impressive throws in the early innings to bring the Sox a victory against Kansas City, 4 to 1.
Matasuzaka spent eight years with the Seibu Lions (2006: 17-5 ...Rawr, it's Kimba all grown up -->) in Japan and had been called "...unquestionably the best pitcher in the country." (Dave Sheinin, The Age News)
Thanks Kami for this bit of intel! ;)
Also sourced: Japanesebaseball.com, New York Times