Ichiro Suzuki had no idea who Tom Brady was a year ago


Would you believe me if I told someone in America doesn't know who Tom Brady is?

It's true.

Former Seattle Mariners outfielder and future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki is that lone soul. Apparently, Brady got his number in 2017 from a true cheater (Alex Rodriguez) and texted him asking for advice on stretching. It went something like this:

Yahoo Sports, citing Peter Gammons of 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?”

If there's one thing every Patriots fan and hater can agree on, it's that this is funny.

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