Ichiro Suzuki has had a great career playing baseball for the Orix Blue Wave and the Seattle Mariners. He's also known for wacky conversations with reporters, including the following quotes:
- On facing pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka: "I hope he arouses the fire that's dormant in the innermost recesses of my soul. I plan to face him with the zeal of a challenger."
- On Tiger Woods: "Tiger is a great golfer, but … when you say athlete, I think of Carl Lewis. When you talk about [golfers or race-car drivers], I don't want to see them run. It's the same if you were to meet a beautiful girl and go bowling. If she's an ugly bowler, you are going to be disappointed."