Although I am still mired in the gloom that has come along with the M's losing streak, there was this little piece of hopeful news contained within Larry Stone's column in the Times today:
Encouragingly, Bavasi indicated that the Ichiro-in-center scenario will continue.
"He's going to remain there for now," he said. "He likes it. It appears he's pretty comfortable out there, and good at it. After the bus got in [Sunday night] from Anaheim, that was the discussion Mike and Ichiro were having, and it sounds like he's going to stay there."
Now that's something to be happy about, even with the Yankees coming to town.