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Kazuo “Little” Matsui is set to be the next Japanese star to make a huge splash in the major leagues and become the latest toast of the town in New York.

He’s signed a lucrative contract with the Mets, donned his No. 25 black, blue and orange jersey, tried out his English-language skills at a high-profile press conference in a Manhattan hotel and struck the now apparently obligatory Times Square neon sign background photo pose.

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