Ichiro's Rooting for the Bears Today

Seattle's just not good enough for him anymore. Ichiro had this to say recently to Sankei Sports, and it seems to indicate that he's none-too-thrilled with the way things are going in Seattle. Here, see for yourself:

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ... ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ... Prune Candy.
Can you believe he said that? What a douche!

Oh, you don't speak Japanese? Well, let's see what it looks like when run through an the on-line Babelfish translator:

By your you participate as the main force, win and (take) the champion ring the greatest in the world. That is highest, don't you think?. It is difficult simply, at present time to put out in goal. As for that only the player of the team which is limited being not to be possible.... The fact that it is possible at present time is done securely. It probably means that I where this is to the current team can say.
So there.

Ichiro, through his agent, has denied saying that he's displeased with the direction of the Mariner organization, which can't be true, because why wouldn't he be displeased with the direction of the Mariner organization?

Ichiro. Pinstripes. 2008. It's going to get a little bit crowded in the media areas.

Ichiro to Mariners: You suck, I'm gone [Metroblogging Seattle]
Yup, Ichiro wants out after this year [u.s.s. mariner]
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? [Sanspo.com]
Denial of Ichiro comments [u.s.s. mariner]