In Ichiro's own words, "I want to play games that make the other teams think they won't be able to beat us (Japan) for the next 30 years." The other teams refer to Taiwan, South Korea, and of course China. Ichiro must've forgotten that both Taiwan and South Korea have beaten Japan on the world stage. I hope Coach Lin posts that quote on the chalk board. If that doesn't fire up the players, I don't know what will.