NFR Not a big M's fan but will miss Ichiro

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Go Fish, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Ichiro traded to Yankees.
  2. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Yeah, and the Yankee's are in town tonight for a three game series. If he's in the lineup he should be able to get many hits against the Mariners. After all he used them all for batting practice.
  3. Josh dead in the water

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    I'll miss ichiro as a hard working seemingly genuine player. He was a rarity in today's MLB.

    But as a player, he hasn't been "ichiro" for 3 years now. A superstar at the end of his career is never an easy riddle. Him going to the Yankees makes it hard to wish him the best for the future. But I'll do it all the same.

    Thanks for a lot of amazing years on some terrible mariners teams. He (and we, the fans) deserved better.
  4. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Have his rookie card mint condition. No, not trying to sell it. Will miss that guy - agreed re comment about him being one of those rare quality players and sportsmen.
  5. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Maybe they decided that he deserved better than the Mariners could give him. Yankees are on the fast track to the brass ring in October.


    I wish him well. He is the real McCoy.
  6. Blake Harmon Active Member

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    His batting average is going up tonight!
  7. Caveman Member

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    over rated for years.
  8. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Yea, just like all the other
    first ballot Hall of Famers.
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  9. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    As much as I love to hate the Yankees, I hope he gets a ring out of the deal before retiring. He certainly deserves it.

  10. TROUTsniffer Member

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    i think it made the situation easy for the M's they re-sign him for gobs of money and no production the fans are pissed, they releasea him the fans are pissed....he asked to be traded and they respected his wishes it's win win
    he'll be a role player over there and hopefully be around long enough for his 3000 hits....
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  11. Josh dead in the water

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    Oh, like, TOTALLY.

    I mean, what's Ichiro done? Hell, if I had a dollar for every MLB player who had 10 straight years of 200+ hits, Gold Golves, and All-Star appearances (and also three Silver Sluggers, one AL MVP, rookie of the year, defensive player of the year, 10 years in the top 25 of batting average and stolen bases, 8 years in the top 25 of runs and hits, and holds the major league record for hits in a season), I'd have one whole dollar.
  12. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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  13. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Very talented player for more than long enough to receive the praise of all in baseball. Never emerged as an icon connected with the fans. Never emerged as a leader in the clubhouse. He just went out and did his job on the field day after day. Best of luck to the man, he deserves to ba a part of a winning team.
  14. Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Good for the Ms and good for Ichiro. Now if they could only trade Armstrong and Lincoln . . .

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  15. Mike T Active Member

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    And get the wasted Bavasi years back!
  16. david.schepers skeeps

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    Sad day. But best of luck Ichiro!
  17. IveofIone Active Member

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    Amen Kent. If they just had someone at the top that knew baseball instead of bullshit promotions. Their entire TV presentation is so minor league that it is just embarrassing. I expect they will be showcasing Milking Contest and Sadie Hawkins Day races any day now.

    Ichiro gave it 10 good years but I think in the end the losses just weighed too heavily on a guy whose game was based on excellence. I think going to a winner will be a rush for a guy who has suffered more than a decade of Mariner bad decisions at the executive level. I doubt that he will end the season with a paltry .261 average.

  18. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I'll be at Safeco Field tomorrow rooting for Ichiro all the way even if it does mean rooting for the damn Yankees by association..

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  19. jessejames Flyslinger

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    To often when a marquee player gets to the end of his productive career teams and players make bad choices. We certainly seen some of those happen here as well as other places. I am really glad Ichiro is moving on it was time but I am more happy about the way that the two teams, Ichiro and the fans have handled this event it has been classy.
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  20. gbeeman Active Member

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    I agree totaly. Class all around and it's not something we see a lot of in sports these days.