The Gyroball Rock

A little late on this, but if you were wondering whether Daisuke Matsuzaka was blessed with musical talent, rest assured, folks, the guy has mad vocal skillz. And by "mad vocal skills," we mean, he warbles songs to warm your heart and soul. He's like the Japanese Oprah.

The upcoming album "Music From The Mound" from Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka features a compilation of Matsuzaka's favorite and inspirational songs from various American, English and Japanese recording artists. The CD is set to debut in stores on July 17.

The album also features the new original track "Gyro Ball", which includes guest performances from former J. Geils harmonica player Magic Dick, former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt as well as Boston Red Sox television announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy.

You know, we had been wondering when someone was gonna give Nuno Bettencourt and the former harmonica player for the J. Geils Band another opportunity to shine. And with Jerry Remy!

Music From The Mound [Boston Globe]