The Opening Series of the MLB season finished up on Thursday, and it saw the Seattle Mariners win 5-4 in 12 innings in Japan over the Oakland A’s. Domingo Santana once again came up clutch, despite a fielder’s choice to give the Mariners a 2-0 record to begin the season. However, the big story was Ichiro Suzuki taking his final bow to end his career in front of his faithful and adoring fans in Tokyo.
He went 0-4 in the game, but no one will soon forget just how good he was for so many years. Ten years of 200 hits or more, something no one can fathom. Even Pete Rose never had more than three in a row. It’s sad to see him go, but it’s definitely time for him to do so, and it was apropos that it happened in Tokyo.