Televised baseball is way more exciting in Japan

Below, Daisuke Matsuzaka destroys some chump.

One sports book currently offers a prop bet on whether Matsuzaka will make contact in his first plate appearance of tonight's game (-200 No, +160 Yes). Turns out that this season he had four plate appearances. No hits, but he made contact in each at-bat, and the two strikeouts were against some guy named Randy Johnson. Considering that the Rockies' pitcher tonight is junkballer Josh Fogg, this bet seems like printing monies to me.

EDIT: Fortunately, a foul tip counts as contact. Whoo.

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