Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ichiro Pitches for Some Corn-Based Snack Product

From his Orix days.


The product is called Tongari Corn, which is the Japanese brand name for Bugles.

Game 28: 2-for-3 in 2-0 Win at Boston

Michael Dwyer / AP Photo

At Bats: 3
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 2/39
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 2
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .328
Notes: Stole season’s ninth and tenth bases (above)… Batted .405 in last ten games… Average at a new season high of .328.
Next: Game 29 at Boston, 10:35 a.m. Sunday.

Ichiro’s Fans #1

If Ichiro appeared on South Park, I imagine he’d look like this… I snapped this photo in Safeco’s right field seats at a game last year.

Game 27: 2-for-4 in 5-4 Win at Boston

At Bats: 4
Runs: 2
Hits, Game/Season: 2/37
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .319
Notes: Leads the majors with 112 at-bats… Scored on a throwing error in the fifth (above)… Average has risen to .319 during his seven-game hitting streak… M’s win fourth consecutive road game, and eight out of their last 12.
Next: Game 28 at Boston, 4:10 Saturday.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2008 Topps Heritage HTCP11

A mini-card, based on some turn-of-the-century design.

Game 26: 2-for-5 in 7-2 Win at Detroit

Paul Sancya / AP Photo

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/35
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .313
Notes: Doubled in the third (above), scoring Michael Saunders… Now leads the American League with 35 hits on the year… Average has crept up to a season-high .313… Pineda continues to look good, and — holy shit! — the M’s swept Detroit for their seventh win in their last 11 games.
Next: Game 27 at Boston, 4:10 Friday.

Ichiro Comics #2

Behold, all two pages of the second and final issue of Ichiro-Man, again written by Jim Caple, illustrated by J-Peg, and appearing on ESPN Page 2 in 2001. Also, like Ichiro-Man #1, it’s actually more like a digital fotonovela than a comic, but as I said before, close enough.