Posted by Colin Doyle, April 13, 2010
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Hideki Matsui, the World Series MVP who was let go by the Yankees at the end of last season, made his debut as an Angel in the Bronx this afternoon. Matsui was greeted with applause and cheers of gratitude at the stadium. He was even the victim of a practical joke by his old teammates, who gave him a bum ring. Whatever magic he worked for the Yanks in the final game of the World Series in the Bronx last year he worked again today, going a shocking 0-5 at the plate. In what turned out to be a close game, Matsui's 180 degree performance allowed the Yanks to start the season at home off right with a 7-5 win over Anaheim. Thanks Godzilla!!!