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.
No hard feelings though: as a parting tribute, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard wrote Ichiro Suzuki his own anthem.
Chris Noth-owned Saturday Night Live hangout The Cutting Room will close on January 13th because of rent hikes, though it may re-open in another location at some point. [P6]
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