untitled.bmpBoth the Daily News and Post sports pages as well as the Yankees website are prominently covering tonight's Mariners vs Yankees matchup. It's always a good game between these two teams, but tonight is significant because it's the first time the two teams' star Japanese players will be facing off in this country. Also in attendence will be the Japanese DiMaggio, Shigeo Nagashima as a commentator for the Japanese broadcast.

It should be exciting, but the outcome is never in doubt. According to Matsui, "In the end, I think the Yankees will win."

It's sometimes easy to forget, since our definition of a "World Series" only goes as far as Canada, but people all around the world love baseball.