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    Ichiro is awesome

    I don't know if this is fake or real, or if anyone has posted this already. I just stumbled onto it and it's insane

    [edit] sorry for the title of the thread not being specific enough

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon...rcial/1719475/



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    First one is plausible. Second one is definitely fake as the the camera zooms in obscuring the balls flight, which is the exact time to move to computer generated effects. First one would be trickier effects wise, so they probably just had Ichiro actually do it until he got all in 1 take.

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    if it didn't work try again. pretty plausible
    always reasonable

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    I mean I did ................ like this in little league.

    With a few takes I don't see the need for special effects.

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    I think this is pretty darn impressive. Love the faux tie-dye, too. I've loved Ichiro since he burst onto the scene in 2001-- a total joy to watch-- and I REALLY hope he's back in pinstripes this spring!!

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    I thought this thread would be about him waiting for the Yankees to say yes or no before he moved on, but ok.......that was pretty cool.
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    From the above link:

    I know Ichiro has a great arm and all, but is this the best way to show it? The ad looks like a Tom Emanski video, minus the Fred McGriff cameo. Couldn't we have him mowing down Central Park joggers with cut-off throws or shattering the mirror ARod is gazing into?

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    seems plausable but probably fake, then again that Tiger Woods commercial where he dribbled the golf ball was real and it took him only 4 takes to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by just-blaze View Post
    I thought this thread would be about him waiting for the Yankees to say yes or no before he moved on, but ok.......that was pretty cool.
    Sorry, I realized that after I posted it.
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    Re: Ichiro is awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by BronxYanks45 View Post
    seems plausable but probably fake, then again that Tiger Woods commercial where he dribbled the golf ball was real and it took him only 4 takes to do it
    Yep - there were a lot of people who thought Tiger's commercial was fake. With somebody like Ichiro, I'd be willing to give him a little benefit of the doubt. Guys like Woods and Ichiro are freaks, for lack of a better word. They do things that sometimes make you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    Yep - there were a lot of people who thought Tiger's commercial was fake. With somebody like Ichiro, I'd be willing to give him a little benefit of the doubt. Guys like Woods and Ichiro are freaks, for lack of a better word. They do things that sometimes make you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.
    I completely believe he could do the first one, although the second one looks fake, I wouldn't put it past him that he could do the second one.
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    Re: Ichiro is awesome

    When I first saw the thread title I thought it's about this story.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3149--mlb.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    When I first saw the thread title I thought it's about this story.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3149--mlb.html
    That story is just another example of why he's awesome. It is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    When I first saw the thread title I thought it's about this story.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3149--mlb.html
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    Re: Ichiro is awesome

    I remember being at a game in like 2003. After batting practice I saw Ichiro casually throw balls to fans in the stands. However he was in front of the 3b dugout and he was throwing them to fans over the RF wall. It looked as easy as your or I playing catch in the backyard.

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    My God his hair is beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    I remember being at a game in like 2003. After batting practice I saw Ichiro casually throw balls to fans in the stands. However he was in front of the 3b dugout and he was throwing them to fans over the RF wall. It looked as easy as your or I playing catch in the backyard.
    It is amazing watching major league players play catch live. I would throw out my arm doing what they do so casually.
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    he has the coolest handwriting ever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boog204 View Post
    he has the coolest handwriting ever...
    That's actually the first thing I noticed as well. I suppose him using the characters he uses in his home country it translates into it being very cool in English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    I remember being at a game in like 2003. After batting practice I saw Ichiro casually throw balls to fans in the stands. However he was in front of the 3b dugout and he was throwing them to fans over the RF wall. It looked as easy as your or I playing catch in the backyard.
    apparently this is pretty common. i think i saw a video where Cal Ripken threw a baseball out of a stadium.

    curtis is also pretty fun to watch before a game, throwing from LF to RF and hitting Swisher's stationary mitt in the pocket.
    like delv, but better

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    One of my all time favs - Ichiro pitching in the 1996 Japan All Star Game.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvp-kuAX5Bg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    That story is just another example of why he's awesome. It is great.
    I only wish he'd been on the Yankees for his entire career so that we could see so much more of what he is capable of doing, both on and off the field. He and Matsui are outstanding ambassadors from Japan.

    I also would PAY to hear his profanity-laced tirade before the All-Star Game. That has got to be hysterical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    That's actually the first thing I noticed as well. I suppose him using the characters he uses in his home country it translates into it being very cool in English.
    It is - my niece has been living in Japan for the past 6 years and it is cool to see how it has impacted her own handwriting. I also see it in applications from international students from China, Korea and Vietnam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    That's actually the first thing I noticed as well. I suppose him using the characters he uses in his home country it translates into it being very cool in English.
    It looks similar to a friend of mine who is a graphic designer (she's a girl though lol)...I wouldn't be surprised if he's artistic.

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    When I first saw the thread title I thought it's about this story.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...3149--mlb.html
    ooh love this story!!

    the videos Steve posted are cool too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    It is - my niece has been living in Japan for the past 6 years and it is cool to see how it has impacted her own handwriting. I also see it in applications from international students from China, Korea and Vietnam.
    I figured as much. It really does look cool. I wish I had the patience to write like that. My handwriting gets sloppier as it goes. I don't know what I'd do without computers and printers.
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