Ichiro Suzuki news and notes from July 26:
Daily Sports has posted an interview a TV station in Seattle had with Ichiro after Wednesday's game.
The three games series against Seattle is now over...
I am very sad. The way the fans supported me and how they watch me off. I am very lucky.
You played immediately after the trade. What did it feel like?
I found it very difficult. But for me, this was the only change I had to play here. I went out there and played hard, with the last eleven-and-a-half years locked away in my heart.
How did it feel talking to the players you once called your teammates?
It was a strange. For me to come on the field wearing a grey uniform, talking to my former teammates, it felt very weird. It is difficult to explain.
Anything for the fans?
All I have a feelings of appreciation. The time I played here, I have all kinds of memories. I would like to move forward while taking pride in the last eleven-and-a-half years. Thank you very much.
Ichiro merchandise went on sale at a discount at Safeco Field. Source: Daily Sports 7/26/2012