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Yankees Pitcher Tanaka Charters Boeing 787 For Party Of Five — And His Dog

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Masahiro Tanaka, right, with Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka, right, with Yankees manager Joe Girardi. (Getty Images)

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(CBS) Clearly, the definition of excessive is different for many people.

In a display that simultaneously makes you chuckle and shake your head at over-indulgence, new Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka paid an airline $195,000 to charter a Boeing 787 to get from his native Japan to New York City as he makes the trek to spring training, according to SBS and other reports.

The kicker? On a plane that’s believed to seat about 200, the only passengers were Tanaka, four others and his pet poodle.

Good thing he signed a $155-million contract with the Yankees recently.

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