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Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

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After six seasons with the Red Sox and two with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently returning to Japan, considering a contract with the defending champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. He'll always be remembered for the hype, and for his unhittable pitch that in reality is all but unthrowable.

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Below, our story on the search for the gyroball, and the confusion, misinformation, and fetishization that accompanied its supposed arrival in America.