Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Can't Touch This

Despite -- or perhaps because of -- the language barrier, Ichiro remains one of the best quotes in sports. From yesterday's milestone game:
"Suzuki's solo drive…extended his major-league record for consecutive 200-hit seasons to begin a career to seven. The major-league record for consecutive 200-hit seasons is eight, held by Willie Keeler (1894-1901). Suzuki matched the AL mark, held by Wade Boggs (1983-89)…Suzuki then singled in Betancourt and was caught off first base in a rundown, but decided against prolonging the play. The all-star outfielder promptly bolted toward the dugout without being tagged as the Yankee Stadium crowd chuckled. "I hate being touched by other people, so rather than being touched I'd rather run away from them," Suzuki said."
Maybe that's why he steals so many bases.

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