Ichiro Suzuki has finally come home after six years, and we could not be more excited. A household name in the Pacific Northwest, Ichiro has established a large fan base over the course of little more than a decade. With coming back on a one year contract, here are a couple reasons you should be excited about this great move in Seattle Mariners history and should head to a game this season
1. He is a legend
Ichiro Suzuki has been with the Seattle Mariners franchise for the majority of his major league career and through that has been the face of many campaigns, advertisements, and apparel for the team. Ichiro has created a fanbase not only in Seattle or in the United States, but Japan as well, as countless tourists came to Seattle just to see Ichiro do his iconic lead-up for his up bat. Not only is Ichiro a Seattle legend but a major league legend.
2. Retire in the place he started
Why would you not want to support a player like Ichiro when he has decided to simply do a one-year playing contract with the Mariners just so he can retire while wearing the jersey of the team that started his American baseball career? The return of Ichiro to Seattle will not only benefit Ichiro but hopefully the team's statistics throughout the season, as well as the organization as a whole.
3. World Series?
Easier said than done, but maybe, just maybe, with having Ichiro back in right field and leading the Mariners on the roster the Mariners might be able to snag a spot to enter the World Series for the first time in Mariners history. Who knows, he could be the lucky charm that finally gets the Mariners to the ultimate finish line.