The Tampa Bay Rays are chasing the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in the AL East standings, and the Yankees, who have undergone a rash of injuries (Brett Gardner, Ivan Nova, Andy Pettitte, etc.), appeared poised to lose ground to the two young teams in September.
Well, since Ichiro joined the Yanks, he has played like his 27-year-old self. He's hit .331/.356/.481; he's stolen 12 bases; he's hit 5 homers. And he's done all these things -- beat his homer total, nearly matched his stolen base total -- in just half the time he played with the Mariners in 2012.
You were awesome when you played with the Mariners all those years, and though you are playing awesome again, maybe you should retire anyway? Like, you know, just for kicks?
Frustrated Rays Fan