Ex-Yankee Matsui used to limelight

Updated: April 12, 2010, 9:37 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

NEW YORK -- The journalists line up along the wall outside the manager's office 3 hours before every home game.

When it's time, the first Japanese reporter moves 50 feet to the media's version of the on-deck circle -- in this case under the flat-screen TV next to Torii Hunter's locker -- while he waits for Hideki Matsui to arrive. The Los Angeles Angels' designated hitter conducts eight to 10 individual interviews every pregame, reporters going from the line to the on-deck circle to Matsui's ...

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