Passing along a link to an article with some good stuff. Worth checking out if you have a few minutes. My favorite part?
And that didn't just require winning over Ichiro - it required winning over the other players toward accepting Ichiro, and getting over the resentment, or friction, or whatever you want to call it, that existed last year.
"The biggest thing for us was to try to point everyone in his direction,'' Wakamatsu said. "You need to stop pointing the finger that way and say, 'This guy stayed healthy, this guy has been on the All-Star team every year, he's had 200 hits every season. You might want to cherish that and learn from it rather than mock it."