The Seattle Times: Sports: Ichiro goes deep, keeps roots secret: "When asked what the Mariners needed to do to rid themselves of the tough times, Ichiro — who hit several balls over the right-field bleachers during batting practice — went deep.
'If there is a problem,' he said, 'we need to notice it, what creates the problem. The problem usually isn't just on the cover. You need to look much deeper.
'For example, if we're taking about a tree, and the tree has a problem, you need to look at the root. But you cannot see the root. The mistake is to keep watering the fruit. That's not going to solve anything. You need to find where the problem is first.'"
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