Originally written December 01, 2012 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
A report today says Ichiro is fed up by the Yankees' hummina-hummina-hummina on contract movements, and he will now accept calls from other teams. The AT&T phone system has gone in Red Alert, bracing itself for the surge.Don't know what to make of this. Could be Cashman simply had more pressing priorities, such as signing Kuroda, signing Andy, signing Mo, and rappelling down a building with Bobby V. Or it could be the Yankees' way of saying sayonara.  Listen: Ichiro saved his career last September. He came to NY looking like the Japanese version of Rocco Baldelli, whatever that is. He was a quintessential Yankee acquisition: Five years beyond prime, two beyond stardom, and on the verge of platoon status.  Considering his name and legacy, Seattle didn't ask much in return.Instantly, we loved him. Eventually, he started hitting. He developed a little home run flick for Mayor Rudy's Bandbox, and he even inspired David Cone one night to describe him as swinging a...
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