By Gary Hill
Raul Ibanez stamped an exclamation mark on his terrific first half by swatting two homers against the Angels last Friday. He enters the break with a surprising 24 homers and 56 RBI. He spoke to the media after the game, and his elegance of presenting his thoughts on a variety of topics matched the excellence he produced on the field that night. There have been several requests to post his entire chat so here is the link.
The fireworks Ibanez produced on Friday night resulted in the uncovering of a long lost gem. Seattle Mariners Radio Executive Producer/Engineer Kevin Cremin unearthed an interview from Dave Niehaus with the legendary Ted Williams. Raul Ibanez is chasing Ted Williams and I thought it would be a natural to meld the two into a produced piece that you can find here.