A 60-point drop off in batting average, and all of a sudden you’re calling him a fake…huh, oh ####.
The Ichiro Suzuki impersonator at Safeco Field who has been posing for pictures and signing autographs for the past few home games was doing a pretty good job up until Tuesday’s night game against Oakland.
He had it all: the No. 51 jersey, the baseball pants tucked perfectly into his socks at the knee, the slightly bent bill on his Mariners hat, the Asics shoes, the light black beard and even Ichiro’s signature black bat.
And during Tuesday’s 4-2 Mariners win, the imposter even saw some action during the game, but all for the wrong reasons.
Seattle second baseman Dustin Ackley lined a sharp grounder down the first-base line in the bottom of the third inning, and the ball trickled along the front row of fans down the foul line.
Had the ball been left untouched, Ackley had a potential triple. But the Ichiro look-a-like, much to the dismay of the home crowd, reached down and snagged the ball himself.
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