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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Ichiro transitioning to role of ‘Special Assistant to the Chairman,’ effective immediately

The longtime icon and outfielder was removed from the Mariners 25-man roster on Thursday afternoon and assigned a new job in the organization — Special Assistant to Chairman John Stanton.


In his new role, Ichiro will continue to be an active presence with the Major League club, both at home in Seattle and on the road.

caspian88 Posted: May 03, 2018 at 02:19 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hall of fame, ichiro, mariners, retirements

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   1. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: May 03, 2018 at 03:46 PM (#5665527)
Toodle-oo to my favorite player of my adult lifetime.

~1987 when I became a conscious baseball fan: probably Joe Carter (visited my Ohio grandparents every summer, first-ever ballgame was at Cleveland Municipal)

~1991 when the Braves got good: Dave Justice (grew up in Braves Country)

~2003 Ichiro!

current: Kluber or Lindor
   2. villageidiom Posted: May 03, 2018 at 04:30 PM (#5665607)
This thread on the same topic got posted first, in case anyone wants to be part of that discussion.
   3. The Duke Posted: May 03, 2018 at 06:59 PM (#5665763)
All I saw was “Ichiro transitioning” and thought he had spent too much time here
   4. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: May 03, 2018 at 07:43 PM (#5665817)

Call me crazy, but I would have assumed your favourite player was Joey Votto....
   5. mathesond Posted: May 04, 2018 at 12:46 PM (#5666265)
#1 - For a second there, I thought Joe Carter visited your grandparents every summer.
   6. OCF Posted: May 04, 2018 at 10:50 PM (#5666719)
When I saw the headline here, the instant image in my mind was of the character of "The Chairman" on the American version of Iron Chef.
   7. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: May 05, 2018 at 11:00 AM (#5666868)

Ichiro transitioning to role of ‘Special Assistant to the Chairman,’ effective immediately

He's moving to Iron Chef?

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