July 24, 2012 12:00 AM
" It didn't take long for Ichiro Suzuki to show the Yankees the possibilities he brings to the lineup.
After basking in a long ovation from the Seattle fans and bowing in respect for their cheers, Ichiro celebrated his first Yankees at-bat by lining a single right up the middle. He then stole second and put himself in scoring position for new teammates who do not share the Mariners' belief that scoring runs is a sin against the baseball gods.
Suzuki actually wound up stranded at third after the hit and steal, which only proves that narratives don't always play out exactly the way you might script them. In a movie, Ichiro would do something magical to win the game.
The Yankees don't need much magic, though. Their 4-1 win over the Mariners was a reminder that four straight losses to the A's didn't rob the team of the things that took them to the best record in baseball "
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