Ichiro Suzuki playing like impersonator

A model of consistency, longtime Mariners All-Star showing signs of aging, decline

Originally Published: September 12, 2011
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Earlier this summer, Seattle hosted a fake Ichiro, an actor from Japan who dressed in a full No. 51 Mariners uniform and posed for photos, to the delight of fans. Before he returned to Japan, Fake Ichiro briefly ranked with the Space Needle, the Pike Place Market fish throwers and the cheeseburgers at Dick's Drive-In as the city's top attractions.

Fake Ichiro also showed up at Mariners games and even got his glove on a baseball, lunging his body over the fence to scoop up the ball ...

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