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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Articles tagged: Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro requested trade from Mariners at All-Star break

A historic era in Seattle ended on Monday when Ichiro Suzuki was shockingly traded to the New York Yankees. Ichiro was a franchise legend for the Mariners. He came over to Seattle from Japan in 2001 when he was 27 and led the league in hits, batting average, and stolen bases. He won Rookie of…Read More

Ichiro’s parents run an Ichiro museum in Japan

Don’t look now, but the MLB regular season kicks off next week with the A’s and Mariners doing a two-game stint in Japan. The media is already over in the Land of the Rising Sun filing reports. That includes Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker’s piece on an Ichiro museum owned and operated by Ichiro’s own…Read More

But Did He Argue in Japanese or English?

Imagine my surprise to see the headline Saturday that Ichiro Suzuki had been ejected from his game against the Blue Jays for arguing balls and strikes. Let’s think about this for a second. Ichiro doesn’t do interviews in English — he has a translator with him. So how did he argue with the umpire to…Read More

Analyzing Ichiro’s Amazing Walk-Off Home Run to Beat Mariano Rivera

If you haven’t seen Ichiro’s miracle blast against Mariano Rivera from Friday night, do yourself a favor and watch it now because it was awesome. The Mariners were down 2-1 in the 9th against the Yankees and Rivera had struck out the first two batters he faced. Mike Sweeney then hit a pinch-hit double, bringing…Read More

Ichiro: Chicks Dig the Infield Hit

He may not come off that way, but Ichiro Suzuki actually is a pretty humorous dude. He jokes around with Griffey in the clubhouse and raps each year to pump up the AL All-Star team. He also speaks pretty good English and got off this classic quote regarding his slap-hitting style: “Chicks who dig home…Read More

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