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Gaijin no longer means 'outsider'

Originally Published: February 28, 2007
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

Sometime this spring (maybe it's already happened), Daisuke Matsuzaka, the apple of every Beantown eye, the superstar in waiting, the man of a thousand pitches, is going to feel like a fish out of water. Sometime this spring, when the cameras aren't rolling and the crowds have thinned, he's going to feel like what he is: a stranger in a strange land, a kid trying to find his way in a new baseball world, a lonesome guy who'd kill for a really good piece of sushi and the flavor of his homeland. ...

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