Tuesday, February 17, 2009

NOW AVAILABLE - Ichiro Sod™!

Interested in a blade of grass hand cut from the still thriving Ichiro Sod™? Just send an email to me - oolon@yahoo.com - and I'll send the blade of grass to you. If you are happy with it, send me back a dollar (or whatever you think appropriate - large bills are not a problem) to cover my expenses (postage, envelope, scissor sharpening, potting mix, weed and feed fertilizer (a performance enhancing drug for grass), pure distilled water, etc.).

This offer is limited to blades of Ichiro Sod™ on hand. Once they run out, everyone will have to wait for the next cutting...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ichiro Sod™ - A History

During the 2008 Seattle Mariner season I was sitting in that corner seat in the front row of section 112 in right field at Safeco Field (where the stands meet the foul line). Ichiro made a sliding catch on a line drive right in front of us and popped up to throw out the runner trying to return to first. A double play. When he made the sliding catch he displaced a tiny bit of dirt (about the size of two sugar cubes) with grass attached that ended up on the warning track in foul territory just a few feet from our seats. I asked the security guy to retrieve it for me between innings and took it home.

It’s been growing in a pot in my backyard ever since and is doing fine. I took a first set of cuttings for friends who keep blades of it as good luck charms…

Once it starts filling out I hope to sell portions of “Ichiro Sod™” to fans of the great outfielder.