Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sadaharu Oh's Dry Sense of Humor

OK, he's obviously not trying to be funny, but if you read these quotes from the Japanese Home Run King regarding the likelihood that Barry Bonds could still challenge his record in the voice of a sarcastic radio host instead of a humble icon, they become chuckle-worthy steroid commentary:

"He may be advanced in age but he is quite physically fit," Oh said of the 43-year-old Bonds.


"No one thinks that my record is the world's number-one," he had said when Bonds cracked his 756th home-run on August 7, 30 years after Oh reached the mark. "I should have at least played on the same (sumo) ring with Bonds."

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