o(^-^)m(-^ )e(^ )d( )e( ^)t( ^-)o(^-^)~♪Yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki became the first MLB player to get 200 hits in 9 consecutive seasons. His RBI infield single against the Rangers broke a tied record that he had formerly held with Hall of Famer Willie Keeler, whose 8 consecutive 200 hit seasons spanned 1894 to 1901. Here's the Mariner's official tribute page. Ichiro's still about 200 hits away from being the Mariner's all-time hits leader, but barring injury or alien abduction (see previous posts tagged "Ichiro" for proof of his ever-mounting cosmic weirdness), 2010 will most definitely be his year.
Anyway, as you may recall, THIS BLOG LOVES ICHIRO...almost as much as this person does, maybe. Not as much as the Japanese do.
"Ichiro, man, he's a super star in Japan!"
(I could watch Ichiro YouTube videos all day long.)
ICHIRO, MAN, HE'S A SUPER STAR IN THIS AND ALL OTHER UNKNOWN ALTERNATIVE INTERGALACTIC SPACE-TIME CONTINUA.
Also, he has an adorable wife. Awwww.
It's an exciting, record-breaking, pennant-chasing time in baseball. Enjoy it while you can, because in a few months the World Series will be over and we'll have nothing to do but send fan mail to the Yankees in Florida, stalk Mr. Met, endure horrible fantasy football losses, and fail to try and read "In Search of Lost Time."
It's going to be a long, cold, boring winter.