C-Mac one of our northwest blogger who spent 8 years in Japan teaching English weighs in today with another Northwest Athlete Profile, this time on Japanese import pitcher for the Seattle Mariners Hisashi Iwakuma. C-Mac points out Kuma is well conditioned, having grown up in a Japanese system focusing on great fundamentals day after day. Coupled with Iwakuma’s strong mental approach to the game, he and Felix Hernandez form a formidable 1-2 M’s pitching punch.
NWSB insider C-Mac brings us an interesting take on Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Not only has he been a beacon of hope for the Mariners, but he is also representing his home country of Japan in many ways. Through his success in America, he has single handedly paved the way for more international players to take the main stage in America.