No blame game for Daisuke Matsuzaka

Red Sox pitcher's lack of success in Boston -- and his future -- are in his own hands

Originally Published: April 13, 2011
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There are no more excuses for Daisuke Matsuzaka.

And if someone sees fear these days when he takes the mound -- and if you know him well enough, that's exactly what you see -- that's because Matsuzaka has reached the point where he is endangering the one thing he cares about more than any other: his superstar reputation in Japan.

This is not about the Boston Red Sox, a team that has paid him handsomely going on five years but with which he has made only the most tenuous ...

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