Bobby Fischer is still in a Japanese prison. He did another interesting interview that was covered by Chessbase.
I think heís making some interesting moves. I think he is positioning
himself for an insanity defense. Bobby is upset. He thinks that heís being poisoned by
radiation. I can buy that.
But Bobby is really upset that Japanese Baseball star Ichiro
Suzuki is playing in the United States Major leagues. Bobby is upset that
Ichiro broke the major league season's hit record. Ichiro broke
George Sisler's all time season hit record of
257 hits. Ichiro had 262 hits during the 2004 season.
Bobby feels that Ichiro should not play in the US. Bobby feels
should have been walked so he couldn't the break the record. Bobby wonders
why the Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi didnít put Ichiro in prison for
immigration violations. You know, Bobby has a point. I think Ichiro should be
brought up on charges for winning the 2001 rookie of the year award.
Ichiro stole that award; he was a veteran ball player in the Japanese
league. The Japanese players have show that the Japanese league is on par
with the US Major leagues. Also Ichiro stole over 156 bases in the US
Major leagues. I think he should be brought up on 157 charges of grand
Also why didn't President Bush, who was a one time owner of the Texas
Rangers, have Ichiro intentionally walked? How come President Bush didnít use his
powers of executive privilege to stop Ichiro from breaking Sisler's record?
The President could have issued a directive; similar to the one his
father issued about baring US trade in Yugoslavia in 1992. The
President could have demanded that
all Major League baseball teams pitch around Ichiro. I really think Bobby is on
to something here.
Bobby also thinks Bush and Koizumi conspired against
him and put him in prison. Bobby says
he going to make them play or was it pay. Well Bobby has obviously issued a challenge. I
didnít see any further details on chessbase on this.
My guess is, that it's Bobby vs. Bush and Koizumi in a consultation match. I
guess it's going be a the first team to win 10 games. Bobby said that chess is dead, and
he only plays Fischer Random now. So I think it's going to be a unlimited
Fischer random match. I got to give this one a LEKO, thatís a deep think
for those who did not watch the Kramnik vs. Leko world championship.
One thing I learned about the chessbase article is that Japanese
prison apparently are not that bad. Bobbyís obviously got cable and can keep up to
speed with major league baseball.