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To be fair, Matsuzaka in Japanese means toilet

May 5, 2009

SAITAMA, Japan — The departure of Daisuke Matsuzaka in 2007 was a momentous and sad time in the proud history of the Seibu Lions, as their prized pitcher of eight years left for glory and riches in Boston. To soothe the pain, the Lions began an ambitious project that would eventually warm the hearts of their disappointed fans, not to mention another part of their anatomy. With the $51,111,111.11 posting fee the Lions earned from the Red Sox in the deal, they renovated the drab, outdated Seibu Dome, constructing concession stands and seating, resurfacing the playing field, installing an enormous video scoreboard and, most notably, building magnificent bathrooms with electronically warmed toilet seats.

Now some people might think this is kind of an insult to Daisuke, but the toilets are electronically warmed. You don’t get any better than that.

The Senior Director for the Seibu Lions had this comment in regards to the purchase:

“In Japanese custom, it is very important, the toilets,” Takahashi said during a recent tour of the stadium, which opened in 1979. “If you are comfortable in the toilets, then everything is comfortable.”

Amen, brother. It seems that people are the same everywhere. Even on the other side of the world.