Tag Archives: Ichiro Suzuki

Congratulations to Ichiro

The Right Off the Bat team joins the rest of the baseball world in hailing Ichiro Suzuki. Who would’ve thought in a New York Yankees uniform no less the great hitter would join the ranks of Ty Cobb and Pete … Continue reading

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The Suzuki Steal

Wait . . . hold on . . . what the hell just happened? How on earth did Mr. Seattle say sayonara to the Mariners and arrive at the New York Yankees on Monday and play a game (and win) … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Mariano Rivera

Under a Yeatsean full moon, beneath the Rabbit On The Moon (as I have been taught), in Seattle, a franchise against which he first revealed his greatness on a post-Yom Kippur night in October 1995, Mariano Rivera scored the six-hundredth … Continue reading

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Pushing Forty

Ichiro Suzuki 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 … Continue reading

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Today Is Pitching

Random Notes: Click on this from AARP, even for those of us (who’s “us”?) under 50. It’s a hoot. The quiz asks comedy fans to remember the name of Abbott and Costello’s third baseman. (The Subject line of this blog … Continue reading

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