Found July 26, 2012 on
Ichiro Suzuki has 460 career at-bats against the Red Sox. His next at-bat against the Sox, however, will be something entirely different than the 460 previous. The outfielder was acquired by the Yankees earlier this week, and he'll get his first taste of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry on Friday night when Boston makes its first trip to New York this season for what will also be Ichiro's first game in the Bronx wearing the Yankees pinstripes. Ichiro knows the rivalry is one of sports' fiercest, but that's just judging by what he's seen from afar. "When I watched those games...

Ichiro Excited To Play In The Bronx

From the AP Via the New York Post:In his past visits to Yankee Stadium, Ichiro Suzuki was ready and actually enjoyed the heckling that came from the Bleacher Creatures. He's also ready for a new experience on Friday night when the newest Yankees outfielder makes his debut at home against the Red Sox: the roll call. "I hope the fans do call my name, but I need to get...

Suzuki, the pinstriped version

Ichiro Suzuki bounced around left field in Yankee Stadium during batting practice, getting a sense of how the ball travels in his new home ballpark and getting a look at the view from what will be his new position. Suzuki was set to make his debut in pinstripes on Friday night when the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox for the first time this season in the Bronx. Having...

Ichiro Suzuki: Professional Hitter

Ichiro Suzuki has done one thing better than anyone since entering the majors in 2001, hit. He joined the Mariners after a very good professional career in Japan. He was 27 and in the prime of his career. His first season saw him lead the Mariners to 116 wins (tied for most regular season wins). He was the first Japanese player to become an everyday player in the bigs and experts...

Wezen-Ball: The Willie Mays Trade by Larry Granillo

Earlier this week, the Seattle Mariners traded their aging superstar Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees for a couple of prospects. There had been talk throughout the season about what the Mariners might do with their increasingly expensive and increasingly old future Hall of Famer, but the news of his trade to the Yankees still came as quite a surprise. There wasn't even...

Ichiro Suzuki, the broken crutch of terrible Seattle Mariners’ ownership

Seattle Mariners fans should feel what, about Ichiro Suzuki being traded? Now I know that he asked to be traded, but this dude was still the adopted hometown hero. You would think there would be some type of outrage toward the Mariners front office, especially since he was traded to a team who they were playing that night at home. However living in Seattle, I don’t get that feeling...

Japanese Fans Reacting to Ichiro’s Trade to the Yankees

By now we all know Hall of Fame OF Ichiro Suzuki was traded to the New York Yankees for a ham sandwich. By all accounts it was a low risk move for the Yankees and Ichiro gets to (most likely) finish his career in New York. He also gets the opportunity (most likely) to get some serious exposure in the post season. We also know that Ichiro is like a God in Japan. The question is;...

Ichiro Suzuki Honored in Song Written and Performed by Death Cab For Cutie Frontman Ben Gibbard (Audio)

Ben Gibbard (or, more recently, Benjamin) is a pretty prolific guy. Beyond the 35-year-old Pacific Northwest native's dayjob as frontman of the highly succesful indie rock outfit Death Cab For Cutie, Gibbard also caught a lot of noterity as the voice of The Postal Service (remember "Such Great Heights?"), released several solo albums under the moniker of ¡All-Time...

Ichiro’s Last Week As A Seattle Mariner

Ichiro Suzuki left the Seattle Mariners this week but before that, he still had to play with the Seattle Mariners against the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. The Mariners were 3-1 against KC and 2-1 against the Rays. Some of the major highlights of the week included scoring 9 runs twice against the Royals, taking Tampa deep into 14 innings, breaking a 2-year...

Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki Coming Into Yankees-Red Sox Series on Fire

Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox are set for an up-close lesson on how to build a hot streak as they head into New York on Friday night for a series against the Yankees. The Yankees, at 59-39, are tied with the Nationals...

Royals-Mariners Preview

The Seattle Mariners are about to begin the first series at Safeco Field without Ichiro Suzuki on either team's roster since 2000. Jason Vargas may soon follow him out of town. The left-hander has probably boosted his trade value with an impressive stretch of pitching, which means Thursday night's start against the Kansas City Royals could be his last in a Mariners uniform...

It is time to take nominations for It is High/Lunchables July Yankee Employee of the Month.

Some possibilities...Ichiro Suzuki, Ice Age: Continental DriftBrian Cashman, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterRobinson Cano, Rock of AgesJoba Chamberlain, That's My BoyAlex Rodriguez, Safety Not GuaranteedJoe Girardi, PrometheusRaphael Soriano, The Dark Knight RisesJohn Sterling, Magic Mike Suzyn Waldman, Snow White and the Huntsman

MLB Trade Deadline: 5 Teams Who Would Send Wrong Message To Fans By Becoming Sellers

The 2012 MLB Trade Deadline is now just five days away, and many teams have already entered the sweepstakes by landing some marquee players who they will help their new team make a strong push toward the postseason. The New York Yankees acquired Ichiro Suzuki, the Los Angeles Dodgers pried Hanley Ramirez away from an owner who was always his biggest fan, and the Detroit...
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