KANSAS CITY – What a build-up to Dice-K emerging from the dugout. A gaggle of Japanese photographers lined up to the left of the dugout and shot Dice-K setting foot on the field. Camera flashes went off everywhere.
Dice-K has now joined the rest of the Sox who are already out on the field stretching and trying to keep warm, taking part in their normal stretching routine. The Royals are finishing up batting practice.
The cameras are still focussed on Dice-K waiting for his next movement. This has to get old.