Monthly Archives: May 2013

There’s Another Ichiro App for That

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It’s called Ichiro Times, and it appears to be officially sanctioned. I bought it for my iPhone, but like its corresponding website, it’s almost all in Japanese. However, from what I gather, it has up-to-date news and game stats, video highlights, something called “Users Voice,” a bunch of analytical graphics, and Ichiro’s TV commercials for NTT, Sato, and Asics. The website also has a link to buy this T-shirt that he wore to Spring Training. A closer look at the design…

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Here’s my initial Ichiro app roundup.

Game 39: 0-for-4 in 4-3 Win vs. Seattle

Kathy Kmonicek / AP Photo

Kathy Kmonicek / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 2
Left on Base: 4
Average: .246
Box
Notes: Played right, batted seventh… Struck out looking, struck out swinging, flied to center (above), grounded to pitcher… Has gone 0-for-16 in his last four games, dropping his batting average by 36 points.
Next: Game 40 vs. Seattle, 7:05 Wednesday.

Game 38: Did Not Play in 7-0 Win at Cleveland

At Bats: 0
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .254
Box
Notes:
Next: Game 39 vs. Seattle, 7:05 Tuesday.

Game 37: 0-for-4 in 1-0 Loss at Cleveland

Tony Dejak / AP Photo

Tony Dejak / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Average: .254
Box
Notes: Played left, batted second… Grounded to short, popped to short, grounded to pitcher into force out, struck out swinging… Has gone 0-for-12 in his last three games, dropping his batting average by 28 points.
Next: Game 38 at Cleveland, around 3:15 p.m. Monday — it’s the second game of today’s doubleheader.

Game 36: 0-for-4 in 4-2 Win at Kansas City

Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 2
Average: .263
Box
Notes: PLayed right, batted fifth… Grounded to pitcher, grounded to pitcher, struck out swinging, flew to left… Thankfully he didn’t accessorize with pink.
Next: Game 37 at Cleveland, 12:05 Monday.

Game 35: 0-for-4 in 3-2 Win at Kansas City

Ed Zurga / Getty Images

Ed Zurga / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/31
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 1
Average: .272
Box
Notes: Played right, batted fifth… Popped to second, grounded into a force out to short, struck out swinging, flied to left.
Next: Game 36 at Kansas City, 2:10 Sunday.

Game 34: 3-for-5 in 11-6 Win at Kansas City

Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Jamie Squire / Getty Images

At Bats: 5
Runs: 3
Hits, Game/Season: 3/31
Runs Batted In: 2
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .282
Box
Notes: Played right, batted fifth… Solo homer, grounded to pitcher, doubled to right, grounded to third, singled to center… Raised batting average to a season-high .282… With seven total bases, three runs, two RBI and a stolen base, this was his best performance so far this season.
Next: Game 35 at Kansas City, 7:10 Saturday.

Game 33: 0-for-1 in 3-1 Win at Colorado

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

At Bats: 1
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/28
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 0
Average: .267
Box
Notes: Played right, pinch-hit in the seventh… Grounded to short (above).
Next: Game 34 at Kansas City, 8:10 Friday.

Fake Ichiro Baseball Card #15

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Game 32: 0-for-3 in 3-2 Win at Colorado

Dustin Bradford / Getty Images

Dustin Bradford / Getty Images

At Bats: 3
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/28
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 0
Average: .269
Box
Notes: Played right and left, batted fifth… Grounded to third, flied to center, struck out swinging, sac bunt to pitcher.
Next: Game 33 Colorado, 3:10 Thursday.

Ichiro Pitches for Oakley


Official site.

Game 31: 1-for-4 in 2-0 Loss at Colorado

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/28
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .277
Box
Notes: Played center and right, batted leadoff… Lined to short, singled to left, grounded to third, grounded to second… Two stolen bases.
Next: Game 32 vs. Colorado, 8:40 Wednesday.

Ichiro Art #42

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Game 30: 2-for-3 in 5-4 Loss vs. Oakland

Peter Morgan / AP Photo

Peter Morgan / AP Photo

At Bats: 3
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 2/27
Runs Batted In: 1
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .278
Box
Notes: Played right, batted fifth… Grounded to pitcher into a force out, walked, RBI double to right (above), singled.
Next: Game 31 at Colorado, 8:40 Tuesday.

Game 29: 0-for-4 in 4-2 Win vs. Oakland

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 0/25
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 1
Average: .266
Box
Notes: Played right, batted fifth… Grounded to pitcher, grounded to second, grounded to pitcher, reached on a throwing error (above)… Over-the-fence catch robbed John Jaso of a home run (below)…

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Next: Game 30 vs. Oakland, 1:05 Sunday.

The Most Expensive Ichiro Item Currently on eBay

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For $25,000, 2001 Ichiro Ultimate Collection Signed Card PSA BGS 10 ? is yours. Shipping is free.

waxpackkid is clearly insane.

Game 28: 1-for-4 in 2-0 Loss vs. Oakland

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

At Bats: 4
Runs: 0
Hits, Game/Season: 1/25
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 0
Strikeouts: 1
Left on Base: 0
Average: .278
Box
Notes: Played right, batted fifth… Popped to short, singled to left, struck out swinging, grounded to short… Outfield assist to second base.
Next: Game 29 vs. Oakland, 1:05 Saturday.

Ichiro’s Home Up In Harlem

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Thursday’s New York Post reports on Ichiro’s new penthouse condo, which occupies the entire 17th floor of 111 Central Park North. The 5,400-square-foot unit was recently listed at $9 million, but he rents it for $23,500 per month. It’s three miles from Yankee Stadium

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A closeup…

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Details…

The six-bedroom, 6 1/2-bathroom condo comes with 100 feet of terraces and unobstructed views of Central Park to Midtown. It’s ideal for a Yankee because it’s about a 10-minute drive to Yankee Stadium and comes with a paparazzi-proof parking garage. The unit also comes with a large family room and an eat-in kitchen that includes two big refrigerators, two dishwashers and a six-burner stove.

Not too shabby. The floor plan…ichiro130502cPerhaps he was sold on this video…

Another silly Photoshopped image…

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He previously lived in a four-bedroom, 2,700-square-foot apartment at The Laurel, at 400 East 67th Street. So yeah, he doubled his square footage — he’s movin’ on up.

No word on whether he had to pay a pet deposit for Ikkyu.

Game 27: 2-for-4 in 5-4 Win vs. Houston

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

Bill Kostroun / AP Photo

At Bats: 4
Runs: 1
Hits, Game/Season: 2/24
Runs Batted In: 0
Walks: 1
Strikeouts: 0
Left on Base: 2
Average: .279
Box
Notes: Played center and right, batted leadoff… Tripled to center (above), singled to first, flied to right, grounded to second into a double play, intentionally walked… After hitting .200 through the first nineteen games of the season, has hit .419 (13 for 39) in his last nine games.
Next: Game 28 vs. Oakland, 7:05 Friday.

Baseball Card: 2012 Topps #TM-105

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Based on the 1987 Topps design. Love the wood grain.