If Daisuke Matsuzaka did indeed throw his final pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, then his story ends much differently than the way it began.

A long time removed from the day when Boston anxiously awaited the league’s Next Big Thing and dreamed of the “gyroball,” Matsuzka walked off the mound at Yankee Stadium on the hook for the loss and staring down a possible 1-7 record in an injury-shortened season.

NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette figures things are going to be a little different from now on. See more in the above video.

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