Ichiro's Trade to Yankees Prompts Song Release from Death Cab for Cutie Frontman
It seems Ichiro Suzuki will be played out of Seattle in a very amazing way.
The New York Yankees made out with one of the best hitters to ever play the game for a middle reliever and a prospect. Yankees fans can rejoice, but this story has two parts.
Seattle fans see their hero depart to the Evil Empire, and one of them was so moved he finally released a catchy tune dedicated to the outfielder, "Ichiro's Theme."
The fan is Ben Gibbard, frontman to band Death Cab for Cutie. The singer wrote the song a few years ago, according to the SoundCloud page he released it on.
As you can hear, Ichiro gets the grand treatment with a song that is extremely catchy.
If you are a more visual creature, BuzzFeed has the lyrics of this ode to Ichiro.
Monday night was simply surreal, and that's coming from a non-Mariners fan completely unbiased to how the recent trade shook out.
The odd part is the Yankees were in town to take on the Mariners, and Seattle fans proved their class by giving their traded star a rousing chorus of applause every time he went to bat for the Bronx Bombers.
It's a perfect blend of Death Cab and '60s beach pop, making it the most catchy song ever dedicated to an outfielder who collects 200-hit seasons like I once collected baseball cards.
Now continue the rest of the day trying not to mumble, "go, go, go, go Ichiro."
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