Usually admitting when you are wrong can sometimes be a good thing, and I was wrong about Ichiro Suzuki.
When the Yankees announced that they had traded for the Mariners biggest star outfielder, I did not think that it was a great idea. I had figured that helping the lull in ticket sales at Yankee Stadium would be all about all Ichiro would bring.
My rational for not loving the idea of Ichiro was legit, and embraced by many other Yankee fans. It was a fact that Ichiro’s numbers had significantly declined in the past two seasons; and then you factor in that he is 39-years old and you do not have an ideal formula.
Well boy was I wrong, as since donning the pinstripes the old-young version of Ichiro has resurged.
After an up and down start as a Yankee, since June Kuroda has been the pinnacle of consistency since June and has been a quiet savior in pinstripes.