Thursday, March 19, 2015

Derek Jeter & Hideki Matsui Teammates Once Again

Former New York Yankees players and teammates Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui have both retired from the game of Major League Baseball but that doesn’t mean that they stopped being teammates. Jeter and Matsui are teaming up for a charity baseball game to support the survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The game will take place at the Tokyo Dome on Sunday, March 22 and will showcase a group of student baseball players from the Tohoku region that saw over 15,000 people killed in the quake.

Proceeds from the game will go towards helping children in the region. Jeter and Matsui also plan on putting on a baseball clinic and taking part in a home run derby while in Japan this weekend helping the children affected. My money is on Matsui still having some fuel left in the tank and in that bat, just saying.

Jeter compared the events of that day to the September 11th attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. and was quoted as saying:

"The kids will never forget what happened," Jeter said. "But if they can come out and have fun and enjoy themselves through the sport of baseball, that's what we're trying to do here."

Matsui was also ecstatic to have a big name and face like Jeter helping the cause for Japan and their people:

"Having Jeter here is a wonderful thing," Matsui said. "He had an illustrious career in Major League Baseball. I'm happy and the kids taking part in this event will be thrilled. We hope they have a great time and return to Tohoku with some great memories."

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