Monthly Archives: April 2012

Game 24: 3-for-6 in 3-2 Loss at Tampa Bay

Chris O'Meara / AP Photo

At Bats: 6
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 3/30
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .294
Box
Notes: Single, popout, popout, single, single, groundout.
Next: Game 25 at Tampa Bay, 4:10 Tuesday.

Magazine Cover #10: ESPN The Magazine, May 27, 2002

Game 23: 0-for-4 in 7-2 Loss at Toronto

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/27
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks:
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: 281
Box
Notes: Flyout, lineout, groundout, groundout.
Next: Game 24 at Tampa Bay, 4:10 Monday.

Ichiro Art #28


Found here.

Game 22: 2-for-4 in 7-0 Loss at Toronto

Brad White / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/27
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .293
Box
Notes: Single, groundout, single, groundout.
Next: Game 23 at Toronto, 10:07 a.m. Sunday.

Ichiro’s Fans #6


I missed the story on these guys last year, but better late than never — link.

Game 21: 0-for-5 in 9-5 Win at Toronto

Abelimages / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/25
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .284
Box
Notes: Groundout, flyout, groundout, groundout, groundout… Threw out J.P. Arencibia at home, his second outfield assist this week.
Next: Game 22 Toronto, 1:07 Saturday.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2005 Topps Heritage New Age Performers #NAP3

Game 20: 0-for-4 in 5-4 Win at Detroit

Paul Sancya / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 0/25
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 3
Average: .301
Box
Notes: Grounded into fielder’s choice, flyout, flyout, groundout.
Next: Game 21 at Toronto, 4:07 Friday.

Ichiro Pitches for Tongari Corn (Again)

Last year I posted this, but the video has since been removed. So here are a couple other bizarro ’90s commercials for the same product, both featuring a clean-shaven Ichiro and his cohorts beating up on some malevolent corncobs, somehow turning them into the Japanese equivalent of Bugles.

Game 19: 3-for-5 in 9-1 Win at Detroit

Gregory Shamus / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 3/25
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .316
Box
Notes: Single, flyout, single, double, lineout… Has gone 8-for-15 in last three games, increasing his batting average by 50 points.
Next: Game 20 at Detroit, 10:05 a.m. Thursday.

Ichiro on TV: Some Game Show

This looks like one of those things where you have like a minute to run through a supermarket and load up your cart with as much stuff as you can…

Ichiro eats his veggies…

Mmm, eggs…

The doo-rag is unfortunate, and possibly unrelated to the stuff above…

Link.

Game 18: 3-for-5 in 7-4 Win at Detroit

Leon Halip / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 2
Hits, Game/Season: 3/22
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 4
Average: .297
Box
Notes: Popout, single, single, lineout, single… Second stolen base of the season.
Next: Game 19 at Detroit, 4:05 Wednesday.

There’s an Ichiro App for That

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that those of us in the US can get it. Still, this link sheds more light on it, especially if you can read Japanese. And these brief videos offer a demonstration — it looks like an ebook, supplemented with pictures and videos.

The one app I could get from the US iTunes Store is ICHIRO51 Struck Out!, which is a game where you pitch to Ichiro and try to get him out (ideally, Struck Out!). It got boring pretty quickly.

Apparently the Mariners weren’t on board with this…

I looked at Topps Bunt for the iPad, but there’s no Ichiro card on there yet.

Oh, there’s also the iChiro app, which is good if you want to improve your posture.

Game 17: 2-for-5 in 7-4 Loss vs. Chicago

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 2/19
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 4
Average: .275
Box
Notes: Single, single, grounded into fielder’s choice, foul popout, called strikeout… Threw Kosuke Fukudome out at home.
Next: Game 18 at Detroit, 4:05 Tuesday.

Ichiro Art #27

Found here.

Game 16: 0-for-3 in 4-0 Loss vs. Chicago

Otto Greule Jr. / Getty Images

At Bats: 3
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/17
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 0
Average: .266
Box
Notes: Lineout, strikeout (above), groundout… Congrats to Chicago’s Philip Humber for the perfect game!
Next: Game 17 vs. Chicago, 1:10 Sunday.

Ghostly Ichiro Gif

From Flip Flop Fly Ballin’.

Game 15: 2-for-4 in 7-3 Loss vs. Chicago

Elaine Thompson / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 2/17
Runs Batted In: 2
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Average: .279
Box
Notes: Strikeout, RBI double, groundout, RBI single… It was Ichiro Bobblehead Night — the first 20,000 fans would get one, but the attendance was only 19,947.
Next: Game 16 vs. Chicago, 1:05 Saturday.

Baseball Card of the Week: 2009 Topps Mayo’s Replica