Ichiro! is fast

DMZ · September 9, 2004 at 5:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Ichiro is off!

Pitcher’s made his move, Ichiro! takes off and he gets what, two, three miles of distance between him and first before the pitcher’s even gotten rid of the ball. If Ichiro! had played before Rickey Henderson, in an age before endless pickoff moves and pitchouts, he could steal bases until stealing bases no longer amused him.


7 Responses to “Ichiro! is fast”

  1. Pete on September 9th, 2004 5:53 pm


  2. IceX on September 9th, 2004 6:50 pm

    I’m likin’ this USSM with photos thing.

  3. Pete on September 9th, 2004 9:46 pm

    Me too…

    Although I have one question. Maybe this is because I’m kinda new to USSM, but is there a reason why Derek always puts an exclamation point after Ichiro(!) every single time? Is it habit, or because he is so terrific he just warrants jubilation, or what?

    Not criticizing, just curious.

    I have my things as well. When I’m at a game, every single time Edgar comes to the plate I scream “I LOVE YOU EDGARR!!!” at the top of my lungs…my voice cracks n stuff…

    Sooo, just wondering the inspiration.

  4. Chris Begley on September 9th, 2004 10:58 pm

    Ichiro! (tm to USS Mariner) is so exciting, he warrants an explanation point. It is like when somebody has a baby. You say Congratulations! Ichiro! is THAT exciting. He runs. He throws. He hits pitches off his shoelaces. He beats out grounders to second. Go Ichiro! Or something like that

  5. Chris Begley on September 9th, 2004 10:59 pm

    or an exclamation point. It is late and I am tired.

  6. ben on September 9th, 2004 11:05 pm

    very cool pics ….!!! too bad you dont have the one when Ichiro! gets to 2B

  7. DMZ on September 10th, 2004 12:16 am

    I have a couple of pictures of that, actually, but they’re not particularly interesting. Sometimes when you’re shooting high speed you get the ball jumping off Dobbs’ bat, and sometimes you don’t quite get a good moment.