Dice-OK in California

Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka of Japan, smiles during a press conference at the office of his agent, Scott Boras in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.

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Dice-OK in California

And Now Nothing Gets Lost in Translation

Daisuke Matsuzaka of Japan, center, holds a press conference at the office of his agent, Scott Boras, right, in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. At left is interpreter Masa Hoshino

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Interpreter Masa Hoshino (left) Tells Us What Dice Actually Says

"The biggest difference between this session and his introductory press conference in Boston last December? The translator. Handling the duties flawlessly yesterday was Masa Hoshino, a Harvard graduate in environmental sciences (Class of 2002) who will serve as Matsuzaka's personal interpreter (at the Sox' expense) this season." -- 2.1.07, Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe

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