Dee Gordon celebrated the Mariners signing Ichiro by making an Ichiro-style throw on an outfield assist
Most of the Mariners' headlines on Wednesday were devoted to
Canha was toast, much to the relief of Gonzales, who praised Gordon's poise after the game. "Dee has a great arm out there," Gonzales said to MLB.com's Greg Johns. "That was clutch. He's confident, I think that's the biggest thing. He's running out there with chest held high and that's what you want. You want to see your guys running out on the field and go make plays for you and that was huge tonight."
Gordon sure didn't look like a newcomer to center field there. In fact, the throw was reminiscent of one of Ichiro's first great moments as a Mariner -- against the same team, no less:
Just like Canha, Terrence Long was a goner.
If Gordon wants to throw like Ichiro all year long, the Mariners will sign up for it in a heartbeat.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.