Hooray for Ichiro! Hooray for Ichiro! He broke the all time single season hits record of 257 hits held by George Sisler for 84 years on Friday night. It was an emotional scene in Seattle. His teammates mobbed him at first base, the PA played the theme to "The Natural" and eventually Ichiro made his way to the first row where he honored George Sisler's family. They were very grateful. It was a fairly standard baseball celebration. But fairly standard is all it takes to get my honey crying. That's right, Ichiro's celebration led to tears for Youthlarge. What? Really? For Ichiro? I mean, I can understand my dad crying (he still denies this but I trust my sister's word over his) when Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record because he had been watching him for years, but Sujan doesn't have any ties to Ichiro. I would have understood if Jae Seo or Hee Seop Choi had done something heroic, but Ichiro?
Sujan just loves Ichiro so so much!
I should have known- there is something about baseball and my lovely wife that leads to tears. When I proposed to her in Cooperstown last July at Eddie Murray's Hall of Fame introduction, she cried during each of the four speeches. I admit that I teared up during Hal McCoy's speech . But his speech was incredible! He lost his eyesight before a recent season and many Reds players (including the soon to be hated Aaron Boone) convinced him to come back. It was one of the most touching speeches I've ever heard. But how do you cry during Bob Uecker's speech? Or at Gary "The only thing I love talking about more than God is me" Carter's horrendous speech? I'll also give her a pass on Eddie. By the time I got around to proposing (shortly after the last Ed-die, Ed-die-, Ed-die chant died down) she had already cried four times!
Recently, I caught her crying during Mr. 3000! Mr. 3000? I'm afraid to watch "Field of Dreams" with her, a movie that I saw in the theaters with my dad and had to put up with his weeping only to hear him deny that he had cried as soon as the lights went up.
Stone Groove delivering a great speech at the wedding. A speech that did not end in him crying, (if you listen to him) damnit!
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