Baseball is full of iconic sounds — the crack of the bat and pop of a mitt, and less than ideal ones, like that fat drunk next to you explaining how differently he would have managed the bullpen. And then there’s the radio and TV broadcasters who play a huge role in the average fan’s Read More
Mariano Rivera: The Immense Joy of Watching Someone Who’s the Best There’s Ever Been at What He Does
Yankee Stadium on June 25, 2013, was a special place to be, especially if you’re Japanese. I’m not. But the two starting pitchers, Yu Darvish of the Rangers and Hiroki Kuroda of the Yankees, are, and so was about half the enormous crowd who saw the two hard-throwing screwballers go back and forth with one-run Read More
Yesterday was a sad day for Seattle, when the Mariners traded their sui generis right fielder Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees in exchange for two minor league players, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. After all, the Japanese-American player spent 12 seasons in the Pacific Northwest, breaking records all over the place, including the single-season record for hits in the history of baseball.
Now he’s heading to NYC to play alongside A-Rod, and just to rub salt in the wound, his first game was played the same night as the trade, against his former teammates.