Friday, March 28, 2008
In a bit of bizarre baseball news, New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui announced his marriage to his girlfriend. That's all. No name, description, anything. He did, however, hold up this nice picture drawn of his new bride, who he described as "25 and from Japan," and worked "in a reputable position at a highly respected company."
Weird, right? But wait - check out this line casually dropped into the end of the New York Daily News article on the event:
"Matsui, also known back home for his large collection of porn films, said he and his wife have been planning their wedding for a year."
Is this a Japanese thing? I know the porn industry is huge in America, but has a personal collection ever been used to describe someone? Can you imagine: "Johan Santana expectedly signed a long-term extension with the Mets, which is sure to help him add to his already sizeable collection of X-rated magazines and videos." And how, exactly, is it well-known that Matsui's collection is so big?
Strange, and now he'll have to find a better hiding place to keep the pornos from his etch-a-sketch bride. Check ebay.