And somehow, from across the world, the Red Sox heard my plea, and aquired themselves a Japanese player!! Matsuzaka Daisuke, one of Japan's star pitchers, went through the posting system to join an American Major League team. Last week in class, me and one of the English teachers made our example conversation around Matsuzaka and which teams were bidding on him. As usual, all the kids thought the Yankees would get him. I told them, NO, the Red Sox would get him for sure.
Today's class was about "does" and "doesn't", and I took unusual pleasure from asking "Does Matsuzaka play for the Yankees?" "No, he doesn't". "Does he play for the Red Sox?" "Yes, he does." (*^_^*) Next thing you know, I'll be starting a proper Red Sox/Yankees rivalry in Japan. Oh yeah.
Thank you, Boston Red Sox, you have made a lifelong fan out of me. And definately increased your fame and fanbase in a foreign country that loves baseball. Good work!!