Former Yankees Star Hideki Matsui Was Most Assuredly in a Godzilla Movie

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 3, 2013

The man referred to as Godzilla was once in a movie featuring Godzilla. 

Stick that in your pop-culture pipe and puff on it for a while. Also, make sure to go to the 36:41 mark in the above video for the entirety of Hideki Matsui's cameo, all 25 seconds of it.

When you advance to that point, you will be face to face with one of Japan's greatest sluggers, a man who only recently hung up his cleats for good.

We would like to take this time to personally thank Yahoo! Sports for bringing such a brief moment in film history to our knowledge. We very nearly lived our entire lives not knowing Matsui made a cameo in the 2002 movie Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Seeing as how I will wait until later to enjoy this movie as I should, with a glass of Port and my smoking jacket, I will post the plot description below, via YouTube:

To protect Japan from the monster Godzilla, the Japanese government creates a human-piloted cyborg version (using the skeleton of the original Godzilla that attacked Japan in 1954).

Sounds feasible. 

In the cameo, Matsui sees Mechagodzilla being transported and thinks to himself, "Perhaps it's wise that these wonderful children get indoors, away from all the flying lizards."

Of course, he smashes a home run before completing his task of corralling all these kids. 

And now, to sit back and watch every last moment of what I am sure is a fine film.

Hit me up on Twitter to see how this movie turned out. 

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