Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this month’s edition, we take a look at a new job for Ichiro, a national champion in basketball, and happenings in golf.
The Layup Drill — My ode to Ichiro
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland A’s opened the 2019 Major League Baseball season in Tokyo, Japan. The visit to Japan was memorable, as Ichiro Suzuki decided that the right place to finish out his career was where it all started.
Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M’s bench in fake mustache disguise
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie? Wait a second — it was Ichiro! Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise and sneaked into the Seattle […]
Wing Luke exhibit features APA athletes
It’s not too often that the many achievements of Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are highlighted in the media.
Ichiro Suzuki gets 3,000th career hit, Marlins beat Rockies
Ichiro Suzuki defined his career with speed and sharp hits. It was only fitting he flashed both in his historic moment.
Closing in on 3,000 hits, Suzuki is on the upswing at age 42
Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50.
Japan fans hopeful after Ichiro trade to Yankees
By Staff The Associated Press Staff TOKYO (AP) — Japan reacted to the news that Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees with surprise and anticipation that the move might lead to a World Series ring. The Yankees acquired the star outfielder from Seattle in a trade for two young pitchers, bringing […]
Ichiro heads into final year of deal with Mariners
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — No one really knows when Ichiro Suzuki will retire. The 38-year-old outfielder is heading into the final year of his contract with Seattle and isn’t discussing a new deal. There he was last Saturday, though, beginning his 12th spring training with the Mariners, as the team held its first full-squad workout […]
Blog: Ichiro finally back and fighting
I am a Mariners’ fan, though I don’t watch the games. I don’t need to. Dinner table talk with my family is all about the Mariners.
India’s Chhetri brings rock-star status to Wizards
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The news came in a single line in the list of the day’s sports transactions:
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS — Added F Sunil Chhetri to the 24-man roster.