Pics from Ichiro’s speech
Derek already covered the dominant sentiment with his two-line post below, but I wanted to add my in-person two cents and a couple of snapshots.
Ichiro’s speech was terrific: people were thrilled when they realized he was going to step to the podium and speak in English. A murmur ran through the crown and built to a roar fairly quickly. His gratitude to George Sisler went over well, and the whole speech was well-received.
Basically, he speaks like he does everything: skillfully, well polished and with grace.
Game? What game?
Two shots after the jump.