Only three baseball players in history have achieved 4,000 hits: Peter Rose, Ty Cobb, and now Japan's own Suzuki Ichiro.
What I like about Suzuki-san is that he is very self-disciplined.
Personally I'm not a baseball fanatic. The one and only professional league game I ever attended was in Dodger Stadium and to give you an idea of how long ago that was you can Google the name of the pitcher: Sandy Coufax (hint - we're talking the 1960's).
Not that I dislike the game. I used to enjoy playing softball for the marketing department of an electronics firm I worked for against the manufacturing and engineering teams.
This post is dedicated to my high school buddy and fellow trombonist Lynn T who, with his brother, Randy, bring you "Let's Talk Dodgers" via YouTube. The only Dodgers fan podcast on the net. Lynn is on the right (how does he play trombone with that mustache? very well actually!); Randy is on the left.
Frankly they talk so fast and I'm so ignorant about matters baseball, that I don't know what's going on most of the time. But their enthusiasm is amazing. And they win points from me for mentioning Suzuki Ichiro in this clip. For more reasons to like Ichiro, they should look to more of his record of achievements here: reasons why.
Q: What are the last two words of the United States of America's National Anthem?
A: Play Ball!