Ichiro on TV: The Wire

While watching The Wire before today’s game, I heard Ichiro’s name mentioned in passing. In the first-season episode The Cost, Orlando is booked into the county jail as a radio plays in the background: “Mariners trail the Orioles, two-nothing… Suzuki’s at the plate… Here’s the pitch… Line drive up the middle, a base hit for Suzuki… Suzuki’s very patient at the plate…”

Though the Mariners faced the Orioles 18 times between Ichiro’s April 2, 2001 Mariners debut and this episode’s August 11, 2002 premiere, there was never a situation in which Ichiro got a hit with the O’s leading the M’s 2-0 (not even in spring training). So the fictional audio was apparently recorded just for this episode.

Anyway, that’s Ichiro running across the field at Baltimore’s Camden Yards before some game. No word whether Bubbles, Omar or Poot were in attendance.

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