Ichiro passes Pete Rose's hit record with 2 hits in San Diego
Let the debate about the true Hit King of baseball rage on, as Ichiro Suzuki has officially tied Pete Rose with his 4,256 career hit. In maybe the most Ichiro fashion possible, that hit came on an infield single
The first 1,278 of Ichiro’s career hits came while playing in the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan — he didn’t get his start in Major League Baseball until 2001 when he was already 27 years old. Now, 2,978 hitsin MLB later, he’s tied with Rose for the most all-time if you count those NPB knocks.
And why shouldn’t you? The above tweet recognizing the feat came from MLB’s own account. Baseball is a global sport, only gaining popularity worldwide by the day, and there isn’t a better ambassador for that out there than Ichiro Suzuki. Rose is MLB’s official hit leader, sure, and that's not being taken away from him, but baseball as a whole? All hail Ichiro and his 4,256 hits ... and counting. A manufactured controversy? Maybe! But we're all-in just the same.
Whether you agree with that or not, Ichiro has a whole lot of hits, and is now just 22 shy of becoming the 30th player in the history of MLB with 3,000 for his career. Given that age-27 start, that should have been nigh impossible. This is Ichiro we’re talking about, though. He’s 4 years old and hasn’t figured out what impossible means yet.
“But we're all-in just the same.”という表現を取りあげます。“just the same”で同じようなという意味があることから「われわれは皆、ただ同じ場所に立っている」という訳になるかと思いました。記事からは敵も味方も皆というニュアンスでとれるので四字熟語でいう「呉越同舟である」 という表現もできるかと思います。個人的に最近聴いていた歌の中で“you and I are in the same boat”という歌詞があり、歌の中では「運命共同体だ」というような意味になっていますが似た意味だと思い、LDOCEで定義を見てみると“ to be in the same unpleasant situation as someone else”とありました。 (lua)