Last night, while the Yankees were in Seattle, Mariners icon Ichiro Suzuki was traded to New York, shifting clubhouses right before the scheduled game. Suzuki is nearing the end of a productive career, but that doesn’t make the sting of the trade hurt any worse, especially for noted Mariners fan Ben Gibbard.
He quickly wrote and recorded wrote “Ichiro’s Theme” a few years ago, and it’s a bittersweet tip-of-the-cap to the outfielder detailing his arrival in Seattle and his sparkling time there. Even rock stars can indulge in a little baseball sentimentality. Stream it below. [Stereogum]