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Lost in Translation

CNNSI's Franz Lidz spotlights Kei Igawa and I almost wish he hadn't. Perhaps it's the Japanese culture of politeness or the silly nature of some of the questions but Kei Igawa comes off like he's been captured and is being interrogated in an enemy prison camp. I was expecting a name, rank and serial number to be given somewhere in this interview.

SI: Hideki Matsui is nicknamed Godzilla. What's your favorite Japanese film monster?
Igawa: I have none.

SI: Who's your favorite American ballplayer?
Igawa: I have a tremendous respect for all big leaguers. I do not have a particular favorite.

SI: Do you have a secret ambition?
Igawa: That's secret. least he ain't punching out cameramen.