Thursday, August 02, 2007

I don't care if he's crazy, I would still totally hit that.

There is a great article on Slate about the increasingly amusing comments being made by Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners. Formerly closemouthed, he has blossomed forth with a slew of perplexing comments including the following, which utterly convinces me that I indeed would hit that, but was also carried in the national news:

"To tell the truth, I'm not excited to go to Cleveland, but we have to. If I ever saw myself saying I'm excited going to Cleveland, I'd punch myself in the face, because I'm lying."

You and me both, Ichi.

My entire family attended the game last night between the M's and the Angels and it was a fascinating game. The Angels could neither catch nor retain a hold on the ball and the M's really took advantage. The game went into extra innings and was quite exciting. More significantly I got to watch Ichiro do his little butt-wiggle; the excitement of this should not be underestimated.

A marginally related side note: Dude, what is up with M's fans? Maybe it was that I hadn't sat in the 300 level in a couple seasons, but it seemed like there was a lot of uncalled-for booing. Chill out guys! Quit booing everyone all higgildy-piggildy. It is poor sportsmanship to boo either the opposing team OR your home team. Booing is for nefarious behavior, bad calls, and A-Rod.


cymberleah said...

I love Ichiro. And I love his insane comments. People who play sports well + amuse me = favorites.

PalinDrome said...

Directly related responses to your marginally related side note: I did not see the mass undeserved booing that you are talking about. I did see much called for booing every time Richie Sexson recorded yet another out. He has the highest salary on the team, the lowest batting average and the smallest range. So a lot of fans are pissed that they keep putting him in the lineup every day even though Ben Broussard has been a better player in the position every time he has been given the opportunity to play. On a positive note this was the first game that they actually let Ben start in place of Richie and he went 1 for 3 and when Richie replaced him he went 0 for 3. Ben did have that run in with Felix but I think that was because Felix was assuming that that was outside of the firstbasemen's range since he has been playing with Richie all season.

qtilla said...

Sure it was Sexson, but every time the other team scored, or caught a ball. Or breathed.
Or when we would botch something.
It was awful.
It was like a Flyers game.

DawnOfTheRead said...

I am not a big objectifier of men, but I do love to have seats at Safeco where I can gaze upon the ass of Ichiro.

Let me know next time you are going!