Ichiro was traded to the Yankees

24 Jul

I’m not a big baseball fan but I have written a few baseball related posts…including two about Ichiro Suzuki.
( Click here to read the post I wrote about Ichiro playing baseball in Japan against Japan…and click here to read my post about Ichiro and the rest of the “Samurai Japan” team).

Even to someone (like me) who isn’t a baseball fan, it’s well-known that Ichiro was a member of the Seattle Mariners MLB team…but that’s no more.

Ichiro was just traded to the New York Yankees.

(Picture from the New York Yankees website).

And, in a bit of ironic fate, his first game as a player for the Yankees is today…against his former team, the Mariners!

14 Responses to “Ichiro was traded to the Yankees”

  1. Metal Odyssey August 4, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    I’m a lifelong Yankees fan. Over the years, my favorite teams feel like “family” to me… LOL! I guess any fan can say that when it comes to team loyalty.

    My favorite football team is the 4 time Super Bowl Champions: The New York Giants.

    Ichiro is certainly a future Hall Of Famer and I am very, very, very happy he is a New York Yankee!!

    I do like the Buccaneers logo… it’s… METAL \m/


    • tokyo5 August 4, 2012 at 11:50 am #

      Yeah, the Buccaneers’ current uniform is MUCH better than the one they had when I was growing up in Florida!

      Why do you like New York teams? Aren’t you closer to Pittsburgh?
      The Steelers have a cool uniform too … and their team was bad-ass in the 70s!


      • Metal Odyssey August 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

        I lived for 40 years in Connecticut… so you’re either a Yankee or (gulp) Red Sox fan up there. (Mets fans exist in CT too, LOL!)

        Yeah, I’m in Pennsylvania now… I’ve become a “follower” of the Phillies…

        Those 70’s Steelers were AMAZING! What an era of Steelers football! The Steelers have rediscovered their glory in recent years too.


      • tokyo5 August 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

        Well, between the Yankees and Red Sox … I’d choose the Yankees too! 🙂


  2. omawarisan July 30, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    What a great player. He has distinguished himself in so many ways, I enjoy his approach to the game. But the Yankees…if there is evil in baseball, it is that team!


    • tokyo5 July 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      Which baseball team do you like?

      If I had to chose a favorite baseball team…I’d chose the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in U.S. baseball since I grew up in that area–and the Tokyo Giants in Japanese baseball since I live in Tokyo.


      • omawarisan July 31, 2012 at 10:05 am #

        I grew up a Baltimore Orioles fan back in their heyday. I’ve come to believe that the world will end on the day they next win the series.


      • tokyo5 July 31, 2012 at 11:55 am #

        Are you from Baltimore, Maryland?
        Are you a baseball fan?

        I like American football more. “My” team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers“.


  3. gigihawaii July 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Yes and he is 38 years old. I wonder at what age he will retire.


    • tokyo5 July 26, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      With the amount of money that he gets to play, he’ll probably wait as long as possible to retire.


  4. bartman905 July 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Yes, it is also in the sports news here in North America. He also got a hit (single) in his first at bat.


    • tokyo5 July 25, 2012 at 7:06 am #

      Really? Did you watch the game? Who won?


      • bartman905 July 25, 2012 at 10:19 am #

        No, I didn’t watch the game. Yankees won 4-1 and Ichiro went 1 for 4.


      • tokyo5 July 25, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        I don’t watch baseball … so, sorry to say, I don’t know what “went 1 for 4” means.


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