RE: what has happened to the SKWM board? (posted by Orange Fell)
RE: what has happened to the SKWM board?
Orange Fell wrote:
Damn straight about Ichiro--he's almost unfair.
a friend at work views ichiro as a zen master.
here's a few quotes which may support such a claim:
"I can do that (foul off pitches) intentionally. They were borderline. And I was trying to get the pitcher to make a mistake." Source: Associated Press (June 15, 2002)
"I didn't know I hit that way (.625 with runners in scoring position). Maybe not knowing is my secret. If I chased numbers, maybe I wouldn't have as good results." Source: Seattle Times (May 16, 2001)
"If that is true (Joe Torre's comment, 'Do not let Ichiro beat you. He is the key to Seattle's offense.') it would give me great joy. But I don't believe it." Source: Baseball Digest (November 2002 Issue)
"I'm anxious to face them (major league pitchers) all, but in reality I'm looking forward most to (Boston's) Pedro Martínez. He was with the major league team that came to Japan in 1996, just before he became a superstar. I'm anxious to see how much he's improved. And I'm anxious to see how much I've improved against him." Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Report (February 21, 2000)
"I'm not a big guy and hopefully kids could look at me and see that I'm not muscular and not physically imposing, that I'm just a regular guy. So if somebody with a regular body can get into the record books, kids can look at that. That would make me happy." Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Report (August 14, 2004)
"I'm told I either look bigger than I do on television or that I look smaller than I look on television. No one seems to think I look the same size." Source: Tacoma News Tribune (May 23, 2001)
"In baseball, even the best hitters fail seven of ten times, and of those seven failures there are different reasons why. Some are personal failures, others are losses to the pitcher. You just get beat. In those personal failures, I felt I could have done better." Source: Baseball Digest (November 2002 Issue)
"When I came here to play, I didn't know where I would be (in respect to breaking George Sisler's single season hit record) or where I wouldn't be." Source: Associated Press (June 11, 2001)
"When I look at the records and see where my place in the history of the game (in Japan with Orix) might be, I guess you could say it was a good decision to come here. It's not just me. Maybe I'll have an effect on others in the international part of the game." Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Report (August 14, 2004)