View Full Version : Ichiro proves his worth in MLB
09-27-2010, 05:08 PM
I have to agree with everything said in this article. Ichiro is a first ballot Hall of Famer right now.
09-27-2010, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the link, and welcome to the forum!
09-27-2010, 05:23 PM
Thanks for the welcome. Ichiro is one of my favorite players so I wanted to share the link.
09-27-2010, 05:32 PM
He doesn't suck! Stick around and keep posting, this is a cool site. Way less trolls and only a few know-it-alls (Hey, I can't help it if I know stuff!).
09-28-2010, 12:17 AM
Let me also welcome you. Ichiro does not suck, but I think the fear that people have is his age and the fact that his base hits rely on speed. I think the question is how long can he remain the superstar he has been for Seattle? That is what brings up the Ichiro topics the most.
09-28-2010, 01:19 AM
Well he certainly is getting up there in years in terms of baseball but he takes care of himself really well. Guys that take care of themselves well can last a lot longer than normal players. We're not talking about Mo Vaughn here.
I remember reading an article about Ichiro in the USA Today once where he said he wanted to play outfield until he was 40 and then he wanted to become a pitcher. Now he was probably joking around but he did say he could throw the ball 95 mph which I could believe with his rocket arm. Wouldn't it be funny if he started pitching?
09-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Oh he can pitch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoOnzwJOAFM. He hit 90 MPH
And i'm not sure about this but apparently he warmed up as a pitcher in Japan. From translation:
Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (35) September 7, conducted by Skymark Kobe bullpen pitching. 56 balls sprinkled with a velocity of pitching well in a straight fork. Quick pitching position and also showing off the set, he was a partner catcher yuan Yanagisawa Hirokazu Giants training camp (37), Orix catcher Huzimoto Hiroshi yuan (32), but also surprised by a strong force just like a pitcher.
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