Hideki Matsui is scheduled to arrive in Durham this Tuesday or Wednesday.
For Bulls fans this is a really big deal. Matsui could be the greatest baseball player ever to put on a Durham Bulls uniform. Will we get a chance to see great baseball? No way to tell. But will we get a chance to see a great baseball player? Undoubtedly.
How long will he be with the Bulls? Also not possible to tell. But for a few days or weeks the Bulls will have a very bright spotlight on them. The Raleigh News & Observer might even send a reporter to cover the event.
Want a really great rumor? It could be (pure speculation) Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching when Matsui first comes to bat. Dice-K is currently rehabbing with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Background. Stats. Note: Other than a couple of rehab visits, Matsui has never played minor league baseball in the United States.