Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 12/28/12
It came in "Knocked Up," when Paul Rudd - wearing an Orioles jersey - was found "cheating" on his wife in a fantasy baseball draft. He had selected Godzilla, probably in a high round, and every guy watching the movie had to appreciate its realism. Yeesh. Has it been that long? The movie is spawning a sequel - "This is 40" - and nobody will ever draft Hideki again. He is retiring. Damn. Blink, and 10 years go by.I remember his first home opener, when he hit the grand slam. The place went crazy. I penciled him in for 40 homers. But my mid-May, he couldn't hit a beach ball. Terrible slump. But he Tino-ed through it and should have won the Rookie of the Year award, instead of Angel Berroa. Two Gammonites screwed him, left them off their ballots, saying he wasn't a legitimate rookie. Of course, they hadn't done that with Ichiro. Frickin' Gammonites. But my favorite Matsui moment came in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, the Aaron Boone game. In the eighth inning, we were down by three with one ou...
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