The Ichimeter Lady comes to terms with Ichiro Suzuki, New York Yankee
After 11 1/2 seasons with Seattle, Ichiro’s trade to the Yankees came as a surprise. Once Mariners fans got over the initial shock, several wanted to thank the right fielder for his time in Seattle and wish him luck in New York.
Amy Franz, better known as the Ichimeter Lady, learned of the deal via Twitter. The news initally made her sick, but she was eventually able to come to terms with the trade. Franz said she will continue to update her Ichimeter and send out tweets, although they won’t be as frequent because it will be harder for her to track her favorite player from Seattle.
To show his gratitude for her support, Ichiro autographed the Ichimeter during batting practice, gave her Amy a high-five and even tossed her a souvenir ball near the end of Monday's game.
-- Krista Staudinger