Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ken Griffey Jr. Tickle Fights With Ichiro

Yes, you read that right. Ken Griffey Jr. will 'tickle Ichiro until he calls out what one might describe as a safe word.'

Maybe that explains why Ichiro is having yet another great year. No better way to keep a ball player loose right? Nice to also know that Griffey is having fun while his career winds down.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports

" Suzuki spreads a towel on the carpeted floor in front of his locker, lies on his back and begins doing stretching exercises. From Ichiro's blind side, Ken Griffey Jr. pounces, gets his hands deep under Ichiro's armpits and digs in with his fingers.

Ichiro's laughter is almost childlike – genuine and uncontrolled – and after about five seconds he screams the magic word to make Griffey stop.

Junior stands up, walks back to his locker and sits down. Ichiro lies quietly for a moment, letting his body relax, then goes back to stretching as if nothing had happened.


"He's the only teammate I would ever let do that. In Japan, all relationships are respectful, so no one would ever do that to me," Ichiro said. "If someone else did it here, I'd probably punch them in the face."

Kinda makes you wonder what else Griff gets away with. All I know is, is that I hope there is Youtube video of this somewhere!

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