How did this all start? When did I think Ichiro was going to start saving up to move to Los Angeles?
When I saw this picture:
Then, I saw this one:
Then I started reading in the Seattle papers that Ichiro has one more year left on his Mariner contract, and that he's been disappointed in the fact the team hasn't made it to the World Series. All I can say is – that's the way of the Mariners. Maybe it's a curse of the Mariners. They have great players, but the pistons have never fired at the right time, or been able to keep firing into the fall.
(ahem – Tino Martinez, Omar Vizquel, Ken Griffey, Jr, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson...all have experienced this)
That was the day that I mentioned to My Friend Matt (MFM) – “I think We are going to take Ichiro off your hands.” I think MFM's reply was something along the lines of “whatever, you don't know what you are talking about.”
(This is Alex, Ginny and MFM)
This is Jeff Kent. Doesn't he look like MFM? Your answer is Yes.
Okay, when you get your picture taken with Tommy, that's not just Tommy Lasorda the interglatical leader of baseball...um...he's the Special Advisor to the Chairman of THE DODGERS. The Dodgers, hello...We could make space in our outfield for Ichiro. Andre could move to Center, Ichiro could take over a nice spot in right field. The batting order is already welcoming him...he goes after Nomar and before the MFM look-alike...Jeff Kent.
What was the third sign? Tonight I read that Mr. Ichiro bought a loft downtown. Yes, the same article that admitted Posh and Becks weren't coming to downtown, admitted that Mr. Bat-Catch-Steal will have a place to rest after a hard day at Chavez Ravine.
Face it...Ichiro is coming to Los Angeles. All signs point south.
Who said he bought a place in Los Angeles?