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Meet Mrs. Matsui

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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I’m not entirely sure what this is all about. But AP moved this photo of Hideki Matsui holding up a drawing of his new wife during a press conference he held today.

According to the press release Matsui issued, the still-unidentified bride “is a 25-year-old civilian and had formerly been working in a reputable position at a highly respected company. I cannot go into further details at this current time.”

Matsui didn’t reveal much when we spoke to him other than to say they were married in a small ceremony in New York. They were introduced by mutual friends after the 2006 season.

 
 

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98 Responses to “Meet Mrs. Matsui”

  1. Stephen March 27th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    I don’t know what to make of it either, but I’m positive it’s the greatest thing ever. A drawing!

  2. V March 27th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Y’know, you think that someone making as much as Matsui could do better than a drawing of a make believe woman ;-)

  3. Doreen March 27th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Hmm, I’m just now more curious than ever to know who this woman is. And why can’t she be identified just yet? Does her family know? Is she a person of some import? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!!

  4. Potch March 27th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    WTF?!?!?!

  5. Lori March 27th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    The really funny picture, Pete, is the one on Yahoo’s site of Matsui holding up two sketches – one of him and one of his wife. The one of him looks nothing like him, though, so you have to wonder about this one.

  6. DMan March 27th, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Does this feel awkward to anyone else?

  7. Bill Porter March 27th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I’m glad she worked in a reputable position, so to speak.

  8. jimmy1138 March 27th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Have you ever seen Kei Igawa’s wife?

  9. Rishi March 27th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    FYI -posted Buster’s Yankees blog entry in the line-up thread

  10. Ralelen March 27th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    This is so weird. Only the Japanese could pull this off.

  11. Lori March 27th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    He is quite the suitor:

    From Yahoo! Canada:

    “The Sankei Sports tabloid said Matsui met the woman in the 2006 off-season. They exchanged e-mails and phone calls, and eventually she came on trips to New York where they would dine together and go driving, it said.

    “Before long, Matsui became attracted to her personality as well as her discretion and proposed to her,” said the tabloid, which ran news of the engagement as a giant banner headline.”

  12. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    It seems like the two of them sketched each other (Thank God they’re head shots!). So he may be sharing something from a special moment. I think it’s sweet and shows us a different side of Matsui. And that bet with Jeter & Abreu’s just priceless.

  13. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    is that an Etch-a-Sketch??

  14. gayle March 27th, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    “she came on trips to New York where they would dine together and go driving, it said.”

    Now I know that dinners can be romantic but I have NEVER heard or experienced DRIVING being a way to court someone, especially in NYC traffic

  15. John in Ohio March 27th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    I heard she used to be engaged to Mr. Sparkle.

  16. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Hey!

    Jose Canseco just released a sketch of his wedding!!!

    http://img296.imageshack.us/im.....osetl2.jpg

  17. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    Bill :lol: So wrong but lol

  18. Ranting Guy March 27th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Note to Jeter and Abreu:

    Don’t write those checks yet, you may not have lost the bet! It appears that Matsui only married a drawing of a woman.

    Well, that’s great news for Matsui. Photographic evidence shows that he did 1,000 times better than Canseco did. Even if he just married a drawing.

    Jeter saying he’d pay Matsui now rather than wait the year to see if he would get married too was classic Jeter.

  19. Bill Porter March 27th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Jen I feel so guilty, I should just say mazel tov and let it go. That language is so stilted and comical though.

  20. Don Capone March 27th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Is that a police sketch?

  21. Ranting Guy March 27th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Countdown – If that sketch is accurate, the Cansecos got married before he discovered steroids but after her boob job. :)

  22. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Rishi,

    Thanks from all of us who don’t subscribe to Insider.

  23. Eric March 27th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I know it’s kind of late, but I’m looking for a fantasy league to join… does anyone know of one that hasn’t done their draft yet?

  24. Ranting Guy March 27th, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Bill Porter, that was pretty funny.

  25. Rishi March 27th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    mel – that’s why I post it :) I figure not everyone has access..

  26. Doreen March 27th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Drives can be very romantic. The stops along the way can be even more so. I’m assuming they drove outside the city proper.

  27. Doreen March 27th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    And actually, what better way to be alone than driving? There are probably very few places that he’s unrecognizable.

  28. David March 27th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    anyone know who is pitching tomorrow vs the Marlins in miami?

  29. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    David,

    If I were to guess, it’s be Mike.

    Why are only two pitchers listed for today? Will it be situational after Karstens?

  30. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    The stops along the way can be even more so. I’m assuming they drove outside the city proper.

    Where?

    The Causeway?

    The Rest-Stops in Jersey??

  31. Phil Hughes is Saved! March 27th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    What the hell? haha

  32. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Countdown,

    What does your name mean? Is it countdown to Opening Day? And if it is, will you change your name?

  33. Beemill March 27th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    This reeks of an intricate April Fool’s joke to me. I want to see a marriage license.

  34. Ranting Guy March 27th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Beemill – you may be onto something …

  35. pat March 27th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Gayle

    Expand the image of a drive from Matsui renting a Ford and cruising Times Square. Think limo.

    Ever seen the movie, No Way Out?

  36. rl1856 March 27th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Well April 1 is next Tuesday……lets see what happens.

    Best,

    rl1856

  37. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I’m always into what the “experts” are projecting. Looks like espn doesn’t have their list out yet, which is kind of cheat because the season’s already technically started. But if you look at the team capsules at espn they show projections at the bottom.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....m?team=nyy

    This blog needs to adopt Buster. He’s the only objective, reasonable baseball analyst there is. lol.

  38. Ranting Guy March 27th, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    I doubt that’s what it is, but it would be hysterical if it was.

  39. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I think he wants to win the bet!! Although he might get himself in trouble if he lied to Joe to get a day off.

  40. Beemill March 27th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Jennifer – ever think Joe G may be in on the joke? :)

  41. mel March 27th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Aren’t they dedicating the field today?

  42. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t think he’d get involved in that kind of stuff. What happens if he let Matsui leave (being in on the joke) than something happened.

  43. murphydog March 27th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    According to the press release Matsui issued, the still-unidentified bride “is a 25-year-old civilian and had formerly been working in a reputable position at a highly respected company. I cannot go into further details at this current time.”

    Pete, you left out the rest of the quote:

    “Just then a terrific noise exploded over the calm and serene well wishers, a noise the few had ever heard before. A huge, winged shadow billowed closer, covering everyone in the crowd. Then the groaning broke over them again, a sound like giant iron pillars being torn apart at high speed, causing terror to well up in each of their hearts. A huge gnarled purple claw reached down and plucked up Matsui-san, swung him high up over the crowd. Following Matsui-san up, the crowd realized that they were all in great danger: Rodan was back!

  44. Say it ain't so March 27th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    What a lovely picture of her. Beautiful skin.

  45. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Mel-

    yes Countdown to opening day.

    the time is currently 4 days and 10 minutes until the opening pitch.

    I’ll probably have to find a new handle – Countdown ’08

  46. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Beautiful skin.

    I don’t know – she looks a little pale.

  47. ummfada March 27th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    I heard Igawa’s wife WALKed out on him. See what I did there?

  48. Bob March 27th, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Civilian! What does that infer?

  49. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    ummfada–

    I heard she’s wild and kept hitting opposing batters :)

  50. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    mel- I think you are right

  51. S.o.S.27 March 27th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Good morning,
    Two things.
    1. What are the chances that Matsui signed a pre nump. stating he keeps all his porn stash.

    2.Speeking of Matsui. Can Kaz su(dont have spell check)for completely being humiliated on espn. They had him yesterday missing part of the season with Anal fissure. Dont know what that french work means. But couldnt they have kept the anal part on the down low. Couldnt they say grawing pull or something. Whats next? He has an itch down there.

  52. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Ummfada,

    Umm. I heard she was a size BB.

  53. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I heard she wears sunglasses to bed.

  54. Jax March 27th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    This is really weird. Why exactly does Hideki need to show us a sketch of his wife?

  55. raymagnetic â„¢ March 27th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    “http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview08/team?team=nyy”

    According to the preview all of the Yankees pitchers will have WHIP’s over 3 and ERA’s under 2.

  56. Boston Dave March 27th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    mel,

    I think Buster Olney is great. I believe he happens to be a Yankees fan but not many would know that because of his objectivity.

    Coincidentally (perhaps), three of my favorite TV or sports analysts are all Yanks fans (Buster Olney, Keith Olbermann, Max Kellerman).

  57. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    jennifer,

    They’re broadcasting the ceremony. After the commercial(shout out to Howie & Seacrest).

  58. Countdown (tick, tick, tick) March 27th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    I heard she wears sunglasses to bed.

    now THATS kinky :devil:

  59. Say it ain't so March 27th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    S.O.S. – ESPN is only reporting what the Houston Chronicle had plastered all over their sports section for the last few weeks now. Poor Kaz, nothing is sacred, haha.

    Countdown- but look how smooth her skin is! She’s gorgeous, although her hair could use a little work.

  60. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    jennifer,

    lol. Are you too young to know the song “Sunglasses at Night”?

  61. Mehdi thinks Bostondirtdogs are scum March 27th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I think the person who did the sketch of the Alabama Leprechaun was the same person who did this portrait.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8

    “I just want the GOLD BABY!”

  62. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    ray,

    Did you see Wang with 19? Hughes having more wins than Kennedy even though Kennedy will have more starts?

  63. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Why is that commissioner wearing a red blazer?

    :twisted:

  64. Wolf In Pinstripes March 27th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Could you imagine a friend or family member getting married and having this conversation?:

    “Who is she? When do we get to meet her?”

    “I have a sketch of her.”

    Weird.

  65. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Not sure that I heard of it, maybe if I listened to it i’d know it. I was young when it was released.

  66. Boston Dave March 27th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    raymagnetic,

    they must like the Yanks to do well if they are predicting the starters ERA to be right around 4.00.

    Does anyone know what the starters ERA was last season?

  67. Jax March 27th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Yep Hal looks like his mom.

  68. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Jennifer,

    Good song with stupid lyrics. It came out in when videos were “invented”.

  69. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Team pitching was a 4.49

  70. Mehdi thinks Bostondirtdogs are scum March 27th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I also heard that the Mothra twins were the maids of honor.

    http://pub32.bravenet.com/phot.....6246A4.jpg

  71. Mick March 27th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Hey anyone with extra innings having probs with todays game…
    Boxing????
    Thanks

  72. raymagnetic â„¢ March 27th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Mel I did see Wang will win 19. They think Kennedy will only pitch 119 innings this year. They do however believe Moose will pitch 167 innings. I can’t see Phil pitching 188 innings this year although he did pitch 160 innings I believe in the minors the year before last.

    I was joking about he WHIP’s and ERA’s though. They have those two stats backwards.

  73. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I loved the Steinbrenner in the field video and that sign looks sharp!

  74. mel March 27th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    LOL. Steinbrenner looks like the Pope riding the cart and waving.

  75. Jake March 27th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    OK, does anyone else find this picture of Matsui mildly creepy? A drawing of his wife? Ever heard of a camera? Strange to say the least. Perhaps he wishes to protect her identity, but come on. What is he afraid of? He plays for the New York Yankees.

  76. Jax March 27th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Man George looks really old. As that Felix Lopez?

  77. raymagnetic â„¢ March 27th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Damn those Red Sox are some cry-babies about their trip to Japan. I can’t believe the writer actually believes that David Ortiz has a clutchiness factor that he can turn on and off.

    Source – http://www.bostonherald.com/sp.....8;srvc=rss

    “The time change hit Ortiz perhaps as hard as any player, with the Sox’ DH going through sleepless nights during both his first and third days in Japan. He said the second day was when the jet lag hit him like a ton of bricks, although the feeling of uneasiness hasn’t gone anywhere.
    “By the sixth inning, you start feeling it,” he said. “Mentally you try to get through it, but your body isn’t getting the signals.”

    The most visible example of Ortiz’ struggles came in the Red Sox’ season opener when, with the Red Sox trailing by a run in the eighth inning, the usually clutchest of performers found his bat a bit slow. The result was a weak pop up to left field and a hitter searching for a solution.

    “You fight it,” Ortiz said. “When I went up to the plate after my third at-bat it was a serious fight. You know normally I’m the type of guy who likes that late-game situation, but that was tough.”

  78. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 27th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    BAD APPLE!

  79. JOHNMVP.COM March 27th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    “have you seen Igawa’s wife?”

    No, do you have a penciled drawing of her?

  80. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 27th, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Okay, I’ll say it: The whole thing’s a little creepy.

  81. Kelli in Conn. March 27th, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Igawa’s luggage is ready to be sent to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre or lower.

  82. gootman March 27th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Matsui: “It took me like three hours to finish the shading on (her)upper lip. It’s probably the best drawing I’ve ever done.”

  83. YankeesLuv March 27th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Kind of funny that he’s holding up a picture of a drawing. I wonder if he drew it himself, but congrats Matsui. :)

  84. Sam March 27th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    GO HIDEKI!!!

  85. SHUT UP CHAVEZ March 27th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    is matsui married to a papper sheet?

  86. Sterling Steiner March 27th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    It’s all a lie, he only did it for the money from Jeter, and Abreu.

  87. Yankees Chick March 27th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    is she horrible disfigured? just really camera-shy? and what happened to all the crayons? couldn’t he have at least colored it in for us?

  88. todd March 27th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    this women looks like the actress on charlies angel…wow!

  89. David March 27th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    It’s actually a very sad story. Her name is Sun. She was on Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney, Australia bound for Los Angeles. Hideki-san has been looking everywhere for her.

  90. richmond upon james March 27th, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Oh I love me some Matsui gossip! She doesn’t look half bad there and kudos for doing something a bit different. I’m just happy for Matsui, he’s always a quiet guy that works and plays hard. You really can’t ask more than that. Cheers!

  91. Gamera March 27th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    In Japan, this is what celebs often do when they marry non-celebs… to help preserve the anonymity of the new spouse, if only for a little longer. It’s also of course considered a little funny too.

  92. MJR March 28th, 2008 at 4:23 am

    The paper cuts are going to hurt like a &8%$!

  93. kishan nunkoo March 28th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    hello
    where r u
    who r u
    speak a bit fine
    visit mauritius
    visit medine
    small sms
    where is the lost time
    week ok
    smell all fine
    bye

  94. preferadoll March 29th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Yeah, rumor has it that Matsui has “Truly loved her” since the day he drew her..

  95. LC March 29th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Matsui and Canceso better watch their new wifes….Arod may hit on them!

  96. robby parker March 29th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Conseco had plastic surgery to remove the stretch marks from the corners of his mouth….after his wife`s boob job.

  97. Persi March 29th, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t get the “civilian” part. As opposed to what? Kamikaze pilot? I am trying to get my son married off. Can someone draw me a wife for him too? Persi

  98. Shirley Hecht March 30th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I was just wondering if you knew of a very nice gentleman around 70? How about drawing him for me?


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