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Dazzling Daisuke upstages Lysacek in winning short

Updated: October 27, 2007, 1:41 AM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

READING, Pa. -- The Boston Red Sox weren't playing in the World Series tonight, but there was a Daisuke who was enjoying October.

Daisuke Takahashi -- Japan's other Daisuke -- played the role of an ace, nailing his short program and taking the lead at Skate America. His showy performance, skating to a hip-hop version of "Swan Lake," was so well skated, especially considering this is the opening event of the season, that the judges rewarded him 80.04 points.

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