That’s why he gets the exclamation point folks

DMZ · April 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 



58 Responses to “That’s why he gets the exclamation point folks”

  1. Lauren, token chick on April 16th, 2009 10:27 am

    I would give Ichiro even more punctuation if he would stop trying to bunt in those situations, even when he’s trying to bunt for a hit. It just doesn’t make sense to me. If he were a shitty hitter, sure. But he’s Ichiro!

  2. joealb1 on April 16th, 2009 10:41 am

    It is probable that the bunt was called by Wak….

  3. payday0023 on April 16th, 2009 10:53 am

    At the game last night way up in the 300s behind home plate and that was probably one of the most exciting I’ve been to.
    The back to back homers with Griffey’s 400th was crazy!
    The Gut (or should I say Goot? I’ll go with either) catch in center was so damn awesome! Griffey-esque indeed and it’s so nice to see that we now have a team, and specifically the outfield, that can make those kinds of plays.
    And the Ichiro Grand Salami! My only regret was that I wasn’t able to hear the first Neihaus call of the year because I was too busy High-Fiving all of my friends and the two pairs of dads with their young sons at the game (Is there anything better than going to a game and for that brief span, befriending the people around you enough to revel in your team’s accomplishments??).
    And my only complaint from the game is when we got back home and watched the Sports Center highlights and we were confused when they didn’t devote 7 minutes to all of the intricacies of the game and talk about how money we are.

  4. Evan on April 16th, 2009 11:28 am

    Ichiro bunting for a hit is so often successful, I have to approve of those.

    A single is a really positive result. If he can double his chances of hitting a single by bunting, then I encourage bunting.

    Clearly he can’t always do that. But I would like to see him bunt for hits more (though grand slams are nice too).

  5. slescotts on April 16th, 2009 11:49 am

    How many exclamation points will Ichiro get if he lives up to ESPN’s currently projected stats:

    G: 154
    AB’s: 770
    AVG: .400
    OBP: .400
    Hits: 308
    SB’s: 154
    HR’s: 154
    RBI: 616
    SLG: 1.000
    OPS: 1.400
    SO/BB: 0

    Ha! It’s early and I love what we are seeing!

  6. mln on April 16th, 2009 1:16 pm

    How about … WASHBURN!

    Er, maybe not.

  7. joser on April 16th, 2009 2:26 pm

    ESPN has lost its mind. Ichiro has averaged 750 ABs per 162 game season over his MLB career; there’s no way he gets 20 more over 8 fewer games. He’s had 5465 AB in 1281 games, or 4.27 per game. ESPN is projecting 5 AB per game? No (and that’s largely outside of his control, since he only gets to bat more than 3 times in a game if the rest of the lineup is getting walks or hits). He’s going to have 660, 670 ABs. It’s possible he’ll bat .400 (it always seems possible with Ichiro) but he only has to bat .304 or so to get to 200 hits in 660 AB. (If he does hit .400 he very well could break Sisler’s hits record according to the old, 154 game season span).

    In other Ichiro exclamation point news, Drayer reports:

    I also asked him what he learned from his first trip to the DL. He had commented earlier this week that for the first time he felt human. I asked about this, saying that he seeming was joking, but maybe not. He answered the question then joked, “Actually, I am not human. And I am not kidding!”

    Finally, proof! From the man himself!

  8. Slurve on April 16th, 2009 3:06 pm

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of Ichiro!

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