Wikipedia had a pretty interesting tidbit about Mr. Oh:
"In 2001, American Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, playing for the Kintetsu Buffaloes, hit 55 home runs with several games left, equalling Hawks' manager Sadaharu Oh's single-season home run record. The Buffaloes played the Oh-managed Fukuoka Hawks on a late weekend series in Fukuoka. Rhodes was intentionally walked during each at-bat. Hawks catcher Kenji Johjima could be seen grinning as he caught the intentional balls. Oh denied any involvement and Hawks battery coach Yoshiharu Wakana stated that the pitchers acted on his orders, saying, "It would be distasteful to see a foreign player break Oh's record." Rhodes completed the season with 55 home runs. League commissioner Hiromori Kawashima denounced the Hawks' behavior as "unsportsmanlike." Hawks pitcher Keizaburo Tanoue went on record saying that he wanted to throw strikes to Rhodes and felt bad about the situation."
Apparently, in his day, the guy could hit baseballs.
I have also been watching this show which is pretty damned hilarious. They take comedians and challenge them to make 5 randomly selected audience members laugh. The audience members try their hardest not to laugh and the comedians are all put in the same set/situation. Even not knowing the language, that junk was funny.
Japanese tv is all about food. Man its hard watching tv here if you are hungry. That and ice skating, good gravy there is a lot of ice skating on tv.
Went for a walk around Shibuya and Harajuku today. It was pretty awesome. The park at Harajuku is pretty amazing. I need to spend more time there. I am thinking I will try to hop the train tomorrow and go into central Tokyo, maybe check out the imperial palace.
I have some photos from today but I'm not in the mood to upload them right now. Tough noogies for you.
OK, hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.