Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ichiro at West Point

Danny Wild / MLB.com

Danny Wild / MLB.com

Following a campus tour, Ichiro and the Yankees played an exhibition Saturday against the Army Black Knights.

Adam Hunger / Reuters

Adam Hunger / Reuters

The Yankees won, 10-5 — link.

yahoo.co.jp

yahoo.co.jp

Next: Game 1 vs. Boston, 1:05 Monday.

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Spring Training Wrap

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Our man has now completed his first Grapefruit League season, with so-so numbers. Going 16 for 56 with five runs, three doubles, no triples, no home runs, two RBI, and three stolen bases, he compiled a line of .286/.333/.339. Of course, Spring Training stats don’t mean dick, especially when dealing with alligators and a car crash.

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“Hooters Girl nearly killed, Ichiro Suzuki did not catch the ball”


For the record, this is the our third Ichiro/Hooters post in as many seasons, following this and this.

Ichiro Lego-Type Toy

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When Ichiro & Team Japan Won the WBC

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That would be both World Baseball Classic tournaments before the 2013 edition, in 2006 and 2009. However, the stress of the latter tourney left Ichiro with a bleeding ulcer. He decided to sit out this year’s event, in which Team Japan got knocked out in the semifinals, thus ending Japan’s WBC mini-dynasty.

Coincidence? I think not.

Ichiro Art #39

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“Flexibility Is My Weapon”

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Today’s Wall Street Journal reports on Ichiro’s specially designed training machines — he has full sets at his New York home, at Yankee Stadium, at the Yankees’ Spring Training complex in Tampa, at his parents’ home in Central Japan, and in the Kobe hotel where he spends the offseason… Link.