Ryan Divish collects Ichiro’s thoughts on this disaster of a season. The whole thing is worth reading, but here’s my favorite line:
What are you feelings at the end of this season?
From a players standpoint, I couldn’t say I feel tired or relieved. All I can feel is I feel very bad towards our fans. It’s like what we saw today. It was a tough game, but our fans believed that we would come back. And not being able to overcome that is very tough as a player. We made a lot of our fans, a lot of the people in Seattle, expect so much from what we believe in. But at the end of the day, to come up with results like this, that’s very tough as a player. All you can feel is you feel just bad for what you’ve done this year. You feel very guilty. That’s all I can say as of now.”