Neil Everett: The Yanks and Matsui Gave Us a Moment


Neil Everett

You want to see something that speaks volumes about what's good in sports? Watch the Yankees-Angels highlight on SportsCenter Tuesday...Specifically, the reception Hideki Matsui got at Yankee Stadium on opening day. The Yanks were handing out World Series rings, and Matsui got his as a member of the visiting Angels. But you'd be hard-pressed to refer to him as an opponent. All the Yankees rallied around him. It's what we call a chicken-skin moment back in Hawaii...You may be more familiar with the term goose-bumps...Either way, it's memorable and a reminder that even with all the money involved, the bottom line is it's grown men playing a boy's game.