Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fact Check: Sadaharu Oh vs Beastie Boys

Sadaharu Oh is the greatest player in Japanese baseball history. In his 31 year career, he amassed 2,786 hits and 868 home runs.

The Beastie Boys are a pioneering rap trio from Brooklyn, earning commercial and critical success in their 23 year career.


The song, 'Hey Ladies,' from their 1988 LP, 'Pauls Boutique,' includes the following line:


[We have] more hits than Sadaharu Oh

On occasion, hip-hop artists have been known to stretch the truth to appear more successful and attractive to consumers and peers. They often boast of accolades, but with so much information out there, how do we know the truth?

Someone needs to hold these public figures accountable, in a non-partisan environment. We here at Alright Hamilton believe that objective analysis often trumps baseless claims. With that in mind, we present the following:



Beastie Boys

Hits/Singles: 28


Sadaharu Oh

Hits: 2,786








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9 comments:

soup said...

Well done, Haas.

I think the next line should have been:

"If you added zero zero"

Because 2,800 hits would be more than Oh.

When I rap under my rap name, Timmy Fly, I have to admit I too exaggerate my skillz. Like I say:

I'm T-I-double-M to the Y
I got more rhymes than digits in Pi

I don't really have more rhymes than digits in pi...because that's infinity

Holmer said...

I've heard some of Timmy-Fly's best work, but his exaggeration in rhyme doesn't match those of A.J.,a.k.a. Big Dawg P.

TwinsWin83 said...

Somewhere Buckshot is really excited by this conversation

haasertime said...

Phil's rap psedonym is Edgar Allen Flow. He's hookin up with bitches from here to mankato.

Daymonster said...

Soup... I have the same amount of rhymes as decimals in a fraction with a prime number as the denominator. Well, kind of. Those always repeat so, I can just repeat my rhymes.

cat and hat.
cat and hat.
cat and hat.

see? I'm still working out the kinks in the song. but I think you all see the potential.

soup said...

My friend Tom was AKAed as Hepatitis B-atch. That's kind of funny.

I'm already working on the "cat and hat" remix. Here's what I got so far

cat cat and hat hat
cat cat and hat hat

Anonymous said...

Don't forget 'So Whatcha Want,' which is more directed to the Twins fans' ears -
"And I've got mad hits like I was Rod Carew"

Daymonster said...

Anon,

the song with the Carew lyric is "Sure Shot", not "So What Cha Want".

jammyman said...

which makes sense because rod carew is tight with the jews.