New York Yankees star Hideki Matsui travels like a rock star on his road trips. With many international camera crews following the Japanese hero, the media following Matsui sometimes outnumber the regular allotment of photographers and reporters that cover a baseball game.
That’s not exactly the same for Akinori Iwamura. The Tampa Bay second baseman, having his breakout year in the majors for a playoff team, has a handful of photogs and scribes that gasp at his every at-bat.
Maybe he needs a nickname.