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  1. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. A tireless devotion to the hit

    Buster Olney

    It has always been Pat Gillick's way to know about each player's family and the relevant challenges of home life, and so when Ichiro Suzuki and his wife arrived in Seattle for the first time before the 2001 season, there was a conversation about apar...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. The downside of the Ichiro trade

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' trade for Ichiro Suzuki is interesting in the same way that Joe Namath playing for the Los Angeles Rams was interesting. Ichiro is an easy first-ballot Hall of Famer and has been an amalgam of hits, stolen bases, Gold Glove Awards a...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  4. If Ichiro Suzuki doesn't hit, it could be a tough situation for J...

    Buster Olney

    There's some excitement around the Ichiro Suzuki trade because of who he is and what he's done, but there's also plenty of evidence that suggests he may not play well with the Yankees. If that happens, Buster Olney writes, it could become embarrassing.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  5. In one game, three cases were made

    Buster Olney

    The most significant game in the majors Thursday had no bearing on the top of the standings: In Toronto's victory over the Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki collected his 200th hit, Jose Bautista mashed his 50th homer and Cy Young candidate Felix Hernande...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  6. For Ichiro, it was the HOF; for Jose Bautista, it was about break...

    Buster Olney

    Ichiro Suzuki clubbed his 200th hit, the 10th season in a row in which he's done that. Jose Bautista hit his 50th home run, making further claim to his status as a premier slugger. Felix Hernandez dominated and lost, making yet another case for the CYA.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  7. Practice makes perfect

    Buster Olney

    While Ichiro is a slap-hitting machine, he's also incredibly accurate when throwing the ball.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2005
  8. All hustle, all the time

    Buster Olney

    Our All-Hustle Team includes Jason Varitek, whose mindset epitomizes how the game should be played.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2004