Ichiro quotes of awesomeness
msb emailed us these PI quotes
When Kenji Johjima stole third base without drawing a throw Tuesday night, the Red Sox weren’t the only ones he caught off guard.
McLaren and the coaching staff were equally surprised.
“I thought I saw the green light,” Johjima said of his first steal of third in two-plus seasons.
Hearing that, center fielder Ichiro Suzuki, sitting next to Johjima in the clubhouse Wednesday afternoon, chuckled.
“Yellow light,” Ichiro said, drawing a smile from Johjima.
“I don’t know if it’s a good memory or a bad one,” Ichiro Suzuki said. “But when I first came over to play in the United States, I had had a few teammates from the U.S. who had played on my team in Japan. So I had somewhat of an idea of what American players would be like.
“But when I met him, he was kind of a human being that you would never meet in Japan. So, whenever I was around him, I almost felt like I was witnessing a creature, not a human being. It was fun for me to watch him.”