Baseball is big in Japan, but apparently not big enough that everyone immediately recognizes Derek Jeter.
Jeter is in Japan this week for a charity game with Hideki Matsui and took in a sumo wrestling match with his SI Swimsuit model girlfriend, Hannah Davis. Despite being one of the greatest players in baseball history, not everyone in attendance knew who Jeter was.
“I didn’t realize who it was,” a sumo named Chiyomaru told reporters, according to the Japan Times. “You have to tell me earlier.”
Another sumo named Tochiozan knew Jeter played baseball but asked, “He was a catcher or something like that, wasn’t he?”
If Jeter doesn't want to get mobbed in the street for the rest of his life, maybe he should move to Japan.
- Dan Gartland