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Ichiro gets into the viral video business

Kevin Kaduk
Big League Stew

It wasn't hard to accept that the nice handwritten letter and autographed gifts that Ichiro recently sent a devoted Seattle Mariners fan were the real thing.

But these videos of the free-agent outfielder doing things like bouncing baseballs off of foul poles and into trash bins? Well, you'd have to be very unfamiliar with the way Internet marketing now works to actually believe Ichiro actually pulled these feats off.

Still, that doesn't mean it's not entertaining to watch these clips. And as USA Today's Game On blog points out, the third video embedded in this post is probably a real accomplishment designed to get us to believe the other two are real. Enjoy.

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