Originally posted March 28. Remember when we were so excited about Dice-K? Eh, he still did his part.
There’s nothing like an exciting new Sox player, is there? And, let’s face it, Daisuke Matsuzaka is pretty much the most exciting new get since…well, it’s been a long time, let’s leave it at that. Sox fans, however, aren’t the only ones excited about Dice-K’s imminent arrival. The Globe ran a great story yesterday about Matsuzaka’s possible impact on the Boston economy. Let’s just say that restaurateurs are…excited. The Ritz-Carlton’s Jer-Ne (Boston’s best restaurant with a truly awful name) is now serving a Dice-K-Tini, made of sake, vodka, and passion fruit puree with a pair of ice-cube dice suspended in the middle. Over at The Palm, the entire menu is being translated into Japanese for the benefit of the Japanese media who will be flocking to the Hub as soon as spring training ends. Finally, while sushi may not be served alongside the chateaubriand at the Oak Room, the Fairmont Copley Plaza will be serving delightful raw fish in the Gold Lounge and Ashai beer in the Oak Bar. Of course, if Dice-K ever pulls a Damon, you can expect a citywide ban on sushi. In the meantime, enjoy Dice-K mania and get excited for Opening Day!