The Dude Of The Week: 4/2/17
"The Dude Of The Week" first started on my Facebook page in March 2009, because I didn't know what to do with that text box that they added underneath your profile picture. Finally, I thought the perfect way to utilize that useless addition would be to present the latest "man crush" that I've developed over the past seven days. I did it for six years straight, week after week without interruption - until I stopped. Now, with the success of The Keystone Statement, I bring DOTW back from it's Internet depths. So without any more verbal garbage, here it is.
Opening Day was this past weekend and nothing reflects the season of spring better than baseball. New beginnings, new line-ups, new rotations and some jam-up weather. What contrasts that notion more than an athlete in his mid-40s taking the field for perhaps one more season of swings at the plate? So who continues to kick that prick Father Time in the shin? None other than former DOTW winner Ichiro. The 43-year old refuses to hang up them cleats, stating that he plans to play until he's 50 and "he'd just die" if he ever has to retire.
Hell yes. All for it. Not for dying, but to keep trotting out there on the diamond. 3,000 hits is some Mickey Mouse shit in today's day and age. Make it 5K, Ichiro. The man's a scientist of the game. The Bill Nye of baseball. The Ohm of the outfield. If he feels he can play until his hair gets Roger Sterling white then I totally believe him. He doesn't leave baseball through out the course of the year. Just goes to Cooperstown for his short time off. It's probably like the fountain of youth for him.