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MLB Bullets and the farewell of a legend

Ichiro Suzuki hangs it up and we look back at this legend of the game. Players are signing extensions left and right and it’s a sign the owners are in charge. The Brewers need bullpen help and Craig Kimbrel may be the answer.

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Other than Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth, I don’t think any individual player changed the game more than Ichiro Suzuki. Yes, baseball was popular in Japan before Ichiro made the trip across the ocean in 2001, but it was the popularity of Ichiro that allowed baseball and MLB to become the global sport that it is today. He got the send-off he deserved in Tokyo on Thursday.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.