Ben Gibbard, Ichiro Suzuki

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Ben Gibbard has long been a loyal Seattle Mariners fan.

And we can only assume he was feeling a bit wistful after his home team traded its star right fielder Ichiro Suzuki to the New York Yankees yesterday.

So what did the Death Cab for Cutie frontman and soon-to-be former hubby of Zooey Deschanel do? He released a song about him!

"I wrote this a few years ago," Gibbard said on his Soundcloud. "Today seems like the best day to let you all hear it."

The aptly titled "Ichiro's Theme" pays tribute to his baseball hero, one of the greatest Japanese players to ever grace the American Major Leagues. Suzuki had been with the Mariners for over a decade until he was abruptly shipped off to the Big Apple to wear pinstripes, much to the dismay of Seattle diehards.

"Go, go, go, go Ichiro/Roundin' third and heading for home/Don'tcha know, he beats the throw/Dave says on the radio/Ichiro, you're unbelievable."

Indeed. Take a listen.

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