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When a very young and nervous Ichiro met Michael Jordan

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The embedding feature is disabled — boo! — but do yourselves a favor and check out this YouTube video of a 22-year-old Ichiro meeting a skinny Michael Jordan back in 1995. From Ichiro's Tom and Jerry sweater to putting his hands on his face and taking deep breaths upon seeing his idol, this Japanese feature is fascinating and worth the look — even if you can't understand the narration.

When you're done with that, check out a few more videos from the same documentary of Ichiro's voyage to America. Here's one where he meets Ken Griffey Jr. and receives a Mariners jersey six years before actually joining the team. Here's another where he attends Bulls practice and then — I'm not making this up — carves a Christmas turkey for a suburban Chicago family.

I've watched all three clips this morning and I'm pretty sure that the programming wonks over at MLB Network should secure the rights and play it on their own channel this spring.

UPDATE: We finally have the embed below the jump, thanks to a little birdie named Meech.

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