Future of Mariners' Ichiroll is uncertain
July, 24, 2012
By Thomas Neumann | ESPN.com
Seattle Mariners Hopefully the Mariners will keep the Ichiroll, one of MLB's culinary jewels, even if the name changes.The Mariners traded star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees for prospects on Monday, abruptly ending his 12-year run as a fixture in Seattle.
Was it a good move for the rebuilding Mariners? Or did the Yankees get the better end of the deal? We'll leave that debate up to the baseball experts.
Here's what Playbook wants to know: What will happen to the Ichiroll?
For those unfamiliar with the Ichiroll, it's the spicy tuna roll named for Ichiro available at the sushi concession area at Safeco Field.
Will the Mariners change the name of the popular item? Will they discontinue it? Or will they leave things unchanged in homage to one of the franchise's greatest players?
As of now, the future of the Ichiroll is uncertain. Mariners spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said the team has no immediate plans and will look into the matter over the coming days.
"The trade was made only for baseball reasons and there were no considerations for any impacts the trade might have on things such as concessions," Hale told Playbook via email.
Stay tuned to Playbook for further developments.