Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dice-K Fails To Break 90 MPH In Spring Debut

Terry Francona is used to a much higher velocity fastball from Daisuke Matsuzaka. Back in the day, Dice-K delivered 33 wins in his first two years pitching for Tito and the Red Sox. Now, in his Spring debut for his new team, Matsuzaka only hit in the 80s on scouts' radar guns. Francona reminisced about when Dice-K first arrived in Boston, "When he first came over, the ball was a big deal for him. He said, 'I can't throw my split?' And I'm thinking, 'We just gave this guy $102 million dollars?'" Indeed.