Washington, DC, December 13, 2006, 2:05 PM EST
Hill: How's the Matsuzaka afternoon going today? Do we know?!!!!
Q: Not very well.
Q: Are you going to --
Hill: It's going well today?
Q: I heard they're flying to Boston.
Hill: Matsuzaka is coming to Boston?
Q: He says there's a lot of --
Q: No, no, no, no.
Q: No, I thought it fell through with the Red Sox.
Q: No, no. He's holding out for a six-party agreement. (Laughter.)
Hill: I'm really sorry about doing this, but it's very important. He's going to Boston?
Q: He's only got a wire report.
Q: Which is important. ...
Q: Chris, on the Matsuzaka issue, not confirmed but it does appear that a deal has been struck; Matsuzaka stepped in and made the deal happen.
Hill: He stepped in.
Q: It appears.
Hill: And was John Henry there as well?
Q: Larry Luchino and Epstein and Boras and Matsuzaka.
Hill: This is a terrific Christmas present. Thank you very much. (Laughter.)