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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pete Rose Is About To Become The Hit Queen

Ichiro is closing in on Pete Rose's all time hits record.  Okay not exactly.  I mean it's not the MLB hits record so who gives a shit.

Well besides the Japanese?

The Japanese hit King is currently at 4,255 hits combined between his time in Japan and the MLB or real baseball.  Pete Rose isn't happy about the noise that is being made in Japan about Ichiro closing in on his hit total, via USA Today:

“It sounds like in Japan,’’ Rose told USA TODAY Sports, “they’re trying to make me the Hit Queen. I’m not trying to take anything away from Ichiro, he’s had a Hall of Fame career, but the next thing you know, they’ll be counting his high-school hits.

“I don’t think you’re going to find anybody with credibility say that Japanese baseball is equivalent to major-league baseball. There are too many guys that fail here, and then become household names there, like Tuffy Rhodes. How can he not do anything here, and hit (a record-tying) 55 home runs (in 2001) over there?

“It has something to do with the caliber of personnel.’’

Sure he's right, but if it pisses him off I say we make a bigger deal about it here.  Because everyone knows there are few things funnier than a pissed off Pete Rose.