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Hideki Matsui - well deserved tribute to a true class act

954   //    28 Jul 2013, 22:33 IST
Hideki Matsui (L) honoured by Derek Jeter

Hideki Matsui (L) honoured by Derek Jeter

Before today’s game, Hideki Matsui signed a minor league contract to rejoin the Yankees organization, and then signed his retirement papers to officially retire as a Yankee.

“I love Matsu, man. I’ve always told you guys he’s been one of my favourite team-mates. I’m looking forward to seeing him,” Derek Jeter told Chad Jennings of the Journal News. “He was a professional. He played every day. The biggest thing is he never made excuses. He never talked about injuries; he never used injuries as an excuse. He went out there and played. As players, you appreciate that.”

Thank you, Hideki, for all of the great memories, especially in the 2009 World Series as MVP.

Matt, sports blogger at BarrySports, has been a diehard sports fan since before he can remember. From waking up at 6 a.m. every morning to catch SportsCenter when he was five, creating a YouTube sports broadcasting channel with his friend in high school, and now creating and writing in various sports blogs, it’s always been a passion. Matt’s always looking for new opportunities to share his knowledge and discuss sports. Last year, he started his own sports radio show at his school and is looking to become even more involved in sports talk. He’s always looking for topics to discuss and to meet other sports fanatics.
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