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The debut line has been used for MLB debuts so far. If we want to add in a separate "NPB debut" for players in Japan that would make sense but otherwise guys like Randy Bass, Masao Kida, etc. would have multiple debuts listed. - --Mischa 16:06, 5 Mar 2006 (EST)

Just a comment, I hope the Mets get him, because I hated seeing an 83-win team winning the World Series. Also I don't want the Yankees to get him, since I'm a current Yankee hater! -- dbrewer18tx 14:19, 1 November 2006 (CST)

Nothing wrong with opinion. Just keep it on the talk pages, which you've been doing for the most part, while leaving the facts to the articles. I think the discussion pages are a good place for people to put in their two cents. I'm personally hoping some mid-market team gets Matsuzaka so that the big teams don't keep grabbing all the free agent/posting system top talent - --Mischa 15:24, 1 November 2006 (EST)

So, Mischa, what do you do when a guy has played in major league ball, Mexican ball, Nippon Ball, Korean ball and Venezuelan winter ball? As you know, a lot of these guys have played in multiple countries. - Randy 17:48 13 November 2006

What do you mean? In terms of categories? They get a category as Player, Nippon Pro Baseball Player and Korea Baseball Organization Player. The Mexican League is AAA, so he'd have gotten a minor league player tag if he hadn't been in the majors. And the winter league player category is mainly for guys who spent their entire careers there, not just a few years. Even a world traveler like Darryl Brinkley or Boi Rodriguez still only gets three categories. Luis de los Santos has four different player categories, which is rather rare. - --Mischa 17:53, 13 November 2006 (EST)

Your comment above about different lines for debuts for MLB and NPB. - Randy 15:08 13 November 2006 (EST)

Ah. As I mentioned there, I don't particularly like the idea as you get so many extra lines in the demographic section, which IMO shouldn't be extremely long - height/weight, batting/throwing, schools attended, debut/final game, born/died. I don't like the idea of including industrial league clubs as some pages have. - --Mischa 08:11, 14 November 2006 (EST)

[edit] Typo

Just noticed that Matsuzaka's name is misspelled in the first line of the article --- it reads "Matuszaka"

Fixed. - --Mischa 16:12, 13 November 2006 (EST)

[edit] Popularity

Wow. Matsuzaka's up to the 8th-most popular page, 4th among players. He's almost caught Jeter and Ruth, which leaves only Schmidt, who was linked to from the main page for almost a year. Impressive. - --Mischa 21:09, 3 December 2006 (EST)

2nd among players, passing Jeter and Ruth. - --Mischa 17:44, 12 December 2006 (EST)

Amazing. Up to 4th overall and he's passed up Schmidt, who had a huge edge over everyone else due to the main page link for so long. - --Mischa 12:56, 19 December 2006 (EST)

Our first player page to top 20,000 hits. - --Mischa 16:46, 14 February 2007 (EST)

25,000. So that's 5,000 in under two months while Hank Aaron has just passed 10,000 after 19 months. I think this validates the attention on international players. - --Mischa 21:34, 5 April 2007 (EDT)

First player to 30,000 hits. The pace has slowed down a bit. Partly, I think it's because Matsuzaka buzz has gone down. Also, now that he's in the majors, there are more websites with pages for him. - --Mischa 14:51, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

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