How do you know when you’re a legend? Well… you know you’re a legend when you are playing for the opposing team, and get a standing ovation. That doesn’t seem to happen very often, but I’ve seen it in the past. Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Chipper – all of these are legends, and all got the standing O treatment in their final years of playing ball.
Ichiro has joined that company.
He hasn’t announced his retirement yet. Who knows when he might hang it up?
One career is heading into the twilight, and another is just getting started. Young Dansby Swanson is in a bit of a slump so far this season – but he’s a rookie, and I can forgive it. However, Dansby will forever have this cool stat to his credit: