Ichiro Suzuki has not given up on baseball just yet.
The 44-year-old outfielder, who most recently played for the Miami Marlins in 2017, currently is a free agent and hoping for a deal that will keep him in Major League Baseball.
Problem is, not a lot of teams are in the market for a player his age.
So when asked about his desires to continue playing, he had a pretty hilarious analogy regarding his situation, according to the Associated Press.
“I feel like a big dog at a pet shop that hasn’t been sold,” Ichiro said. “Of course, I want to play baseball next year.”
Certainly an interesting way to look at it.
He has noted that he wants to play until he is 50 years old, but obviously a series of teams would need to be under the impression he will be able to perform at a high level at that age since his days of multi-year deals likely are over.
He hit .255 over 136 games with the Marlins last season.