Ichiro back on the field in Japan
Set to play in first pair of regular-season games for Mariners in his native country
Apparently, those dozens of Japanese reporters who have followed and reported Ichiro's every move since the outfielder came to the United States 11 years ago -- at one point counting his batting practice swings -- had at least one hungry viewer back home eager for every morsel.
"I don't think I missed a day," infielder Munenori Kawasaki said through an interpreter. "I watched on TV, on the news, on the Internet, every day, his performance, his results. I was constantly following him."
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