My hero this baseball season is Ichiro. The most graceful man in baseball. He is so famous in Japan that his agent claims he will receive any package addressed simply "Ichiro".
This season, the 38 year old's career was fading. There was no way he would make the playoffs with Seattle and his time was running out. In a delightful turn of events, he was traded to the Yankees. There he had to start at the bottom, playing left field and at the bottom of the batting order. But since joining the Yankees, he as been a man on fire. In his last 10 games (as of Oct. 1), he's batting .356. Girardi has put him back in right field, and he was hitting 1st or 2nd in the lineup this weekend.
Ichiro is having a career year. I only hope he gets to show his stuff in his 1st World Series.