Japanese hero showing more emotion

Originally Published: March 19, 2006
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- The lone major-leaguer in the starting lineup for the World Baseball Classic championship game has a message for his peers: Could you please hire a maid to tidy up before he returns from the WBC?

"If there's anything I can bring back to the major leagues from the Japanese style," Ichiro Suzuki said before a workout Sunday, "I would say they need to clean up the dugout a little bit more because I've experienced so many filthy dugouts in the states. I would like to suggest ...

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