Ichiro on the tv today!

DMZ · March 15, 2009 at 8:57 am · Filed Under Mariners 

More hot WBC action.

Japan v Cuba at 1pm! ESPN2. Ichiro Ichiro Ichiro. Japan’s continued success keeps those “Ichiro meets Griffey” stories on ice. Remember, reporters: they’ve already met!

Then at 4:30, US v Netherlands! Also on ESPN2!
And Mexico v Korea at 8!

I know I haven’t been the WBC’s biggest booster, but that’s a lot of high-quality baseball to be on the air in one day, especially for March, when it’s still snowing.


11 Responses to “Ichiro on the tv today!”

  1. joser on March 15th, 2009 9:11 am

    Yeah, the Japan-Cuba rematch should be a good game. Korea-Mexico too, though there’s less subtext there (and fewer ex-Mariners… Shin-Soo Choo and…?) But I fear the game against the US is where the wooden-cleated wonders’ Cinderella dreams die.

    But the all-Mariners-all-the-time Team Venezuela is fun to watch. Hopefully those guys will bring back some of their success to the M’s even when they’re facing full MLB lineups. Can you imagine if Jose Lopez could put up a line like this in the regular season?

  2. msb on March 15th, 2009 9:25 am

    Remember, reporters: they’ve already met!

    Gentlemen! man your youtube!

    especially for March, when it’s still snowing.


  3. joser on March 15th, 2009 11:24 am

    Stone supplies details on what all the great Japanese single-season hitting record-holders are wearing this spring

    Lavender T-shirt over a green-and-beige striped long-sleeve shirt, with tapered bluejeans, backward red cap, and wraparound white sunglasses.

  4. msb on March 15th, 2009 11:46 am

    That’s our boy.

  5. juneau_fan on March 15th, 2009 12:27 pm

    Speaking of fashion, I must say, the Japan uni does Ichiro no favors. The bold red and blue looks exactly like a Little League uniform.

    Stick with the blue, gray and teal, Ich.

  6. JerBear on March 15th, 2009 1:53 pm

    Well it’s sunny and warm down here in San Diego…
    Sorry, I just had to rub it in.

    I’m sure liking this beta version of the new MLB tv player. It’s pretty sweet. On a side note, watching this Cuban team hack away is like watching a whole team of Yuni’s at the plate. Guess it’s like they say – you don’t “walk” your way off the island…

  7. Evan on March 15th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Those back-to-back errors from Ichiro and Johjima – I hope those weren’t some kind of omen.

  8. Mothy on March 15th, 2009 4:46 pm

    Korea-Mexico too, though there’s less subtext there (and fewer ex-Mariners… Shin-Soo Choo and…?)

    Doesn’t Mexico have Campillo? I forget his first name… Jorge? A pitcher who, in a recurring theme for the last administration, we gave away for (if I recall correctly) zilch.

  9. pumpkin3000 on March 15th, 2009 5:08 pm

    I wasn’t able to watch the game, but with Ichiro going 0 for 5 and doing rather poorly this WBC, I am guessing the announcers talked a ton about how much value his veteran leadership brings to team Japan am I right?

  10. joser on March 17th, 2009 12:41 pm

    Nobody is still reading this thread, but this was too good to let go un-noted:

    Tommy Lasorda, the tournament’s official mascot, held court during batting practice with several Japanese players.
    Ichiro Suzuki stopped by and spoke passable English with Lasorda, who in turn spoke passable English with Suzuki. Ichiro kept pointing to Lasorda’s circumferentially-challenged midsection and saying, “How many months?”
    Clearly unfamiliar with certain idioms, Lasorda answered, “I’m 82 years old.”

  11. DMZ on March 17th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Ichiro’s awesomeness increases 2%

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