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Ohtani passes Hideki Matsui for most MLB homers by a Japanese-born player

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Japan’s greatest ever sportsperson?

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Los Angeles' 10-0 victory over the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium.

Congrats to Ohtani on his milestone.

However, the Dodgers have lost four of its last five three-game series. Three of those series losses were against teams that it outspends on player salaries by $90 million (Cubs), $99 million (Padres), and $190 million (Nationals).

Moreover, home attendance at Dodgers games is down compared to every year since 2012, with the exception of the two COVID-impacted years (2020 & 2021).

Eight MLB teams currently have better records than the 13-11 Dodgers. The Dodgers outspend all eight. 

The Dodgers are undoubtedly underperforming.

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Big up to the GOAT!

By the time Ohtani retires, he will have rewritten the record books in MLB.

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Nice. But Dodger current pitching line-up is still horrible and nowhere in sight from recovering. Hope their pitchers gonna recover fast enough in the coming days. Still have over a hundred of games to go. So let's take it nice and slow while careful to not overdo it.

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By the time Ohtani retires, he will have rewritten the record books in MLB.

What MLB records is he going to break?

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Figtho! "By the time Ohtani retires, he will have rewritten the record books in MLB."

Like what? It seems the media here is just content if a Japanese player breaks other Japanese players' records, not if they are actually the best players in the world. I hope he does, but I'd rather see a lot of hype when he beats MLB records, not just when he beats other people of his nationality but is still not as good as the best players of other nationalities.

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Great achievement.

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Sho is good for baseball world wide, he does what he knows how to do best and be good at it and that is play baseball. Congratulations to him but to say he passed another Japanese baseball great just takes away from Matsui accomplishments as a Japanese play who played in the MLB. Lets just say he broke another milestone.

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What MLB records is he going to break?

He has already broken Babe Ruth’s achievement long thought unbeatable: Most strikeouts by a player with at least 100 home runs.

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He has already broken Babe Ruth’s achievement long thought unbeatable: Most strikeouts by a player with at least 100 home runs.

Cool. The question was What MLB records is he going to break. He isn't going to rewrite the record books like Fighto! stated.

He isn't even going to sniff solely batting or pitching records.

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Any “achievement” by Say It Ain’t So, Sho will always have an asterisk next to it.

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Any “achievement” by Say It Ain’t So, Sho will always have an asterisk next to it.

Why? Has an investigation found he did something?

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