Please do let me share with you the following somewhat breathless New York Post headline regarding Yankees import Masahiro Tanaka and the possible beast within:
If there is not a nearby mountaintop from which to bellow this news, then you shall build a mountaintop from which to bellow this news: For Masahiro Tanaka wore a surgical mask to the this, our airport!
From the linked dispatch:
Tanaka wore the mask as he headed to the aircraft, while Satoda [his wife] could be seen tottering to it on high heels holding a pink dog carrier with Tanaka's brown toy poodle, Haru, inside.
It wasn't clear what plane they were taking.
Whether Mr. Tanaka is merely over-cautious with regard to stinky germs or whether he is a secret globetrotting physician with vials of poison in his gadget-belt is not clear.