Matsui far from key addition

Updated: June 24, 2003, 11:30 AM ET
By Jim Baker
Yesterday I noted my surprise at Joe Torre stating Hideki Matsui was the big difference between this year's Yankees and last year's in spite of the fact that he is not among the team's leaders in terms of productivity. That brought this response:

    Jim: I take it that you dont get to see many Yankee games. Your comment about Matsui was way off, but If i wasn't a Yankee fan I would have believed you. Hey good luck in the future.

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