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"Although there are many hurdles Japanese coaches have to clear, I think it's going to happen quite soon."
-- Daisuke Matsuzaka
Red Sox RHP
"As accepting as the game is of other cultures, there are probably a lot of American candidates who would be pretty upset if someone came here straight from Japan without experience in the U.S. game and got a job that Americans have been working toward their whole lives. But if it was a guy who'd played over here or worked as a coach over here, went back there and had some success managing, then came back, I could see that happening."
-- Huston Street
"I don't think there ever will be. But then again, it wouldn't surprise me. He would have to know good English if it was going to happen."
-- Jarrod Washburn
"I've thought about this and, oh yes, absolutely. I could see it happening. It's 100% logical. Japanese players are good there and they're good here, so why shouldn't a manager who is good there be good here?"
-- Tony La Russa