Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The Mariners are 13 games over .500 and only 2 1/2 games out of 1st place...and more good news is on the way. Ichiro is worth every penny of what they pay him and I am glad he seems to have realized what a unique opportunity he has here in Seattle. Roughly 15% of the Seattle population is of Asian decent (compared to 3.7% nationally) and next to Tiger Woods, I think Ichiro is the most popular Asian athlete in America...He is incredibly popular here and I think it would be hard to replicate in Chicago (4.35%), New York (6.27%), or wherever he would have ended up with free agency. That being said, I don't think he would have ever ended up in Atlanta (0.18%).