Colorado Rockies second baseman Kazuo Matsui takes batting practice before game two of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies at Fenway Park in Boston on October 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)
Houston Astros Kazuo Matsui waits on deck to bat during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 29, 2008. St. Louis won the game 3-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Houston Astros second baseman Kazuo Matsui (3), of Japan, laughs as he waits to take batting practice prior to their game against the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on May 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
Houston Astros Kazuo Matsui watches a ball just go foul in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 27, 2008. Houston won the game 8-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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