Ichiro Suzuki After Receiving Text Message: “Who The F-ck Is Tom Brady?”
Ichiro Suzuki broke into Major League Baseball back in 2001, and with that came a massive amount of coverage and instant celebrity. Everyone knew who he was. There was no question.
The same couldn’t be said for his own knowledge of other athletes.
The recently retired baseball player clearly doesn’t pay much attention to other sports, because during a published article from the Athletic, there was a story told of how he had no clue of who New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was when he received a text message from him.
Via The Athletic:
One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.
“What’s the guy’s name?” asked one of the coaches.
Ichiro strolled to the end of the text. “Some guy named Tom Brady. Who the f— is Tom Brady?”
Who’s Tom Brady? Just a five-time Super Bowl winning QB in the NFL…Nothing major!