“I know how important it is to the game,” Ichiro said. “I’m more concentrated at that moment than I am in the game.”
Per David Ortiz:
“It’s why we win,” David Ortiz said.
Here's a link to the article http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=j ... &type=lgns
Ichiro was asked how much he believes the speech has contributed to the AL dominance that has stretched more than a decade now.
“I’ve got to say over 90 percent,” he said.
I've seen this speech before but I don't remember where! Man I wish I could find it!