Ichiro, Still Hilarious

Dave · May 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Our center fielder:

“Playing on this team and seeing what is happening around me, I feel that something is beginning to fall apart,” Ichiro said, through a translator. “But, if I was not in this situation, and I was objectively watching what just happened this week, I would probably be drinking a lot of beers and booing.”


52 Responses to “Ichiro, Still Hilarious”

  1. JMHawkins on May 24th, 2008 8:46 am

    Drayer mentioned last night that one of the reporters asked Ichiro if he had argued in Japanese or English, and that Ichiro gave him a look, and said “In English, or he wouldn’t have understood me”

    Would the ump toss both Ichiro and Allen Turner if Ichiro brought him out to translate? I guess we’d get to find out just how extensive Turner’s vocabulary is.

  2. Joe on May 24th, 2008 2:17 pm

    But the great thing for Ichiro is that he can argue in English and then insert choice turns of phrase in Japanese. The umpire might suspect he’s being called something colorful, but unless he understands Japanese slang there’s not much he can do about it.

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