Ichiro can do it all, but time is not on his side.
has been in a season-long slump. Certainly so by his Olympian standard. His current .269 batting average is something like 60 points below his career in North America. He is somewhere around 38. I have little doubt, Ichiro will be enshrined in Cooperstown
when his major league career is over. In some ways, he is the baseball equivalent of The Little Master
, Sachin Tendulkar
. Both are wiry. Both have defied age (Tendulkar even more so, also being 38). Ichiro is always a Triple-A-rated player to me (Evander).