Ichiro's First Official Game
- For those of you who didn't have a chance to watch the Mariners-A's
game on ESPN or see it via
one of NHK's satellite stations, it was a great game that saw Seattle
down 4-1 before some great
relief pitching and some late inning teamwork saw the M's surmount that
deficit, with Ichiro right in
the thick of the comeback and Sasaki saving it. If you're interested,
here are some links to articles in
the American press about the game:
Seattle Times articles with Ichiro's dad on the front page of the paper:
Click on the picture and it will take you to more articles about the
game and Ichiro.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer article:
During the ESPN broadcast, they aired a couple of snippets of the
NHK announcers commentary
(one of the announcers was Sachio Kinugasa) and talked about the size of
the Japanese media
contingent, showing numerous shots of Japanese reporters typing reports
on their laptops and some
of the press releases in Japanese that the Mariners issued.
The Japanese in the crowd got into the festive spirit of things, as
a sixtyish Japanese gentleman
wearing a haori and a gold lame top hat and holding Japanese flags that
had Ichiro's number on one and Sasaki's on the other paraded around the
aisles and some Japanese kids braving the 30 degree weather barechested
with "I CHI RO" scrawled in some kind of paint on them. It looked like a
fun. Since I'm moving to the Olympia area in July, I hope to get down to
the ballpark at some point.
Should be fun.
In other news, the Orix Blue Wave have purchased the contract of
Cincinnati Reds minor league
pitcher Ed Yarnell. Also, Tsuyoshi Shinjo is going to start the Mets
opening game on the bench,
probably as, iirc, he is 2 for his last 14 spring at bats. But he did
throw a man out at third the other
- aladdinsane-san wrote:
> Seattle Times articles with Ichiro's dad on the front page of the paper:Oh, no! "Chichiro Goes to America." I can see the headlines now!
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