Listen: Ben Gibbard Laments The Trade Of Ichiro Suzuki

    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]