Nickname for Daisuke Matsuzaka, a Japanese pitcher signed for $103m with the Boston Red Sox for the 2007 MLB season.
The nickname "Dice" received widespread popularity after Bill Simmons (the Sports Guy
) declared it to be Matsuzaka's nickname in his ESPN Page 2 mailbag column of 15 December 2006.
Other than his ability to say the words "Yes!", "No!", "Bery Good!", "Stlike!", and "Happi!", Dice-K's main talent lies in his right arm pitching ability.