Ichiro’s tree comments
I haven’t posted this because I really don’t know what to say. I still think it’s 50-50 whether Ichiro’s putting one over on the reporter in his recent comments on the team.
The part that’s caused all the head scratching is this bit:
“If there is a problem, we need to notice what creates the problem,” Ichiro said in Japanese, through his translator. “The problem usually isn’t just on the cover. You need to look much deeper. For example, if we’re talking about a tree and the tree has a problem, you need to look at the root. But you cannot see the root. The mistake is to keep watering the fruit. That’s not going to solve anything.”
Folks, I honestly have no idea what he’s trying to point to as the root cause. I’d guess management, but then that’s not really the root of a tree, is it — that’s the organization. Is it the city? Is it us?
Ichiro, if it’s us, we can change. Let’s talk.