Sunday, August 23, 2009



{Photo of an Ichiro mouse on a kleenex box in Japan taken by rocketlass.}

From a New York Times article about Ichiro's nine straight 200-hit seasons comes this quote:
"Chicks who dig home runs aren’t the ones who appeal to me,” he said. “I think there’s sexiness in infield hits because they require technique. I’d rather impress the chicks with my technique than with my brute strength. Then, every now and then, just to show I can do that, too, I might flirt a little by hitting one out.”
Two questions:

1. How can anyone not love Ichiro?

2. What on earth must it be like to be his translator?