It’s a little weird to see Ichiro sporting a Yankee cap (especially the custom low-profile 5150 they seem to have given him) but how his first plate appearance for the Yankees went couldn’t have been more predictable. And, yet, it was wonderful, as the veteran gave a respectful bow to both sides of the stadium then did what Mariners fans have seen 2,000-some times: slapped a ball up the middle for a single.
We may have declared Ichiro “done” last year, and fans of the other AL East teams certainly hope we were on the ball. But for a moment tonight, Ichiro hit all the right spots. [Root Sports]