First impressions

The Angels' new $6 million DH, Hideki Matsui, arrives at camp

Updated: February 19, 2010, 8:30 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Hideki Matsui Experience lapped up against Tempe Diablo Stadium in gentle waves Friday.

First were the two dozen members of the Japanese media, who clustered outside the Angels' spring training clubhouse starting about 9 a.m., notepads, recorders, still cameras and video cameras at the ready.

Next came a midmorning visit from a small man in a tan floppy hat, who was ushered around the training facilities by Angels vice president Tim Mead. The man, Masao ...

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