Ichiro Gets 4,000th Hit Against R.A. Dickey

Ichiro Suzuki recorded the 4,000th hit of a career that spanned nine years in Japan and 13 here in the States tonight at Yankee Stadium. It was a typical Ichiro slap and he did it off a knuckleballer. » 8/21/13 9:04pm 8/21/13 9:04pm

Ichiro's Run Last Night Was Everything You Love About Ichiro And…

This is one of the things about the Yankees, one of the reasons the New York Yankees are a sickness on the soul of baseball, this play from Ichiro Suzuki last night. Ichiro! Honestly, if you root against the Yankees—which is to say, if you are not a native of the Bronx or a depraved human being—this might be the… » 10/09/12 11:15am 10/09/12 11:15am

Ichiro Doesn't Look Amused By Joba Chamberlain's Champagne Bath

Baseball celebrations make for great, out-of-context photos, and Joba Chamberlain pouring some (possibly frigid?) champagne down Ichiro's back after the Yankees clinched the American League East title last night is another excellent entry, especially when you consider that Ichiro's reaction is maybe the fourth-best… » 10/04/12 12:50pm 10/04/12 12:50pm

David Cone Made An Unfortunate Reference To Ichiro's "Chopstick"

More than anything, I wager that David Cone's choice of words has more to do with the insatiable pressure that some announcers put on themselves to fill dead air or to feel as if they're adding their perspective to the telecast (especially if they happen to be a former player). Nonetheless, the five-ish seconds of… » 10/03/12 11:30am 10/03/12 11:30am

Ichiro Hit His First Home Run As A Yankee, And John Sterling's Call…

To be fair, Sterling arrived at "The Yankees' Rising Sun [or is it Son?] Says Sayonara" after eliminating more insensitive early drafts like "A mega-jack from the mega-Jap," "A head-turner from the rice burner," and "It's a round-trip for the new Nip." [YES] » 7/30/12 10:35pm 7/30/12 10:35pm

Ichiro Traded To The Yankees

Yikes. The YES Network's Jack Curry reports that the Yankees have traded for Ichiro Suzuki. The Mariners will receive minor league starter D.J. Mitchell and reliever Danny Farquhar. The Yankees are currently in Seattle, so expect him to don the pinstripes road grays against his old team tonight. We sort of declared… » 7/23/12 6:08pm 7/23/12 6:08pm

Ichiro To Drop Panties With Slap Hitting

Now is the time to dismiss any misconceptions you may harbor about about Ichiro's sexuality vis a vis his affinity for Griffey-tickling. Ichiro digs the ladies, and would like to call on those with a fetish for low slugging percentage. » 8/26/09 5:15pm 8/26/09 5:15pm

Ichiro and Obama Talk Fashion, Of Course

"I realized after seeing him today that presidents wear jeans, too. So my hope is that our skipper, [Don] Wakamatsu, was watching that and we can wear jeans on our flights as well." [MLB.com] » 7/15/09 8:00pm 7/15/09 8:00pm

Griffey Tickles Ichiro's Fancy, Armpits

Today, the Tacoma News Tribune takes a long look at the blossoming friendship between Ichiro and Ken Griffey Jr. Among the many touching revelations: Griffey will tickle Ichiro until he calls out what one might describe as a safe word. » 6/16/09 2:15pm 6/16/09 2:15pm

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: » 1/13/07 12:00pm 1/13/07 12:00pm

Can you believe he said that? What a douche! So there.