• Kyodo


Hideki Matsui and the New York Yankees are hoping to receive the final nod to open their 2004 season with a series at Tokyo Dome, the official Web site of Major League Baseball quoted New York manager Joe Torre as saying Friday.

“I’d have to say it’s probably going to happen. There’s so much talk about it. It’s a natural. The Japanese people will have a ball with it, too,” Torre said.

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