December 13, 2006

Questions About Dice-K -- At US State Dept Press Conference

Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Head of US Delegation to the Six-Party Talks
Washington, DC, December 13, 2006, 2:05 PM EST
Hill: How's the Matsuzaka afternoon going today? Do we know?

Q: Not very well.

Q: Are you going to --

Hill: It's going well today?

Q: I heard they're flying to Boston.

Hill: Matsuzaka is coming to Boston?

Q: Apparently.

Q: He says there's a lot of --

Q: No, no, no, no.

Q: No, I thought it fell through with the Red Sox.

Q: No, no. He's holding out for a six-party agreement. (Laughter.)

Q: Really?

Hill: I'm really sorry about doing this, but it's very important. He's going to Boston?

Q: Apparently.

Q: He's only got a wire report.

Q: Which is important. ...

[Later on]

Q: Chris, on the Matsuzaka issue, not confirmed but it does appear that a deal has been struck; Matsuzaka stepped in and made the deal happen.

Hill: He stepped in.

Q: It appears.

Hill: And was John Henry there as well?

Q: Larry Luchino and Epstein and Boras and Matsuzaka.

Hill: This is a terrific Christmas present. Thank you very much. (Laughter.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least some of our government officials have their priorities straight.