YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

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Finally…

FINALLY, ICHIRO-HAS-COME-BACK … to the pitcher’s mound!!!!

All these years he’s been in the league, he’s never pitched — UNTIL NOW.

This wasn’t like an experiment/the Marlins trolling, either… here he is pitching in High school:

and in the NPB before he came to the MLB…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTELf1mrzSY

Well, as of yesterday — he can now say he’s pitched in every league he’s played in … as he was called out of the “pen” against the Philadelphia Phillies during the Marlins’ last game of the season:

HE THREW BREAKING PITCHES LIKE IT WAS NOTHING!!!!

https://twitter.com/iamjoonlee/status/650784783543443457

Needless to say, he was a little rusty…

https://vine.co/v/e2igvUA9hbp

But in the end, he performed better than like half the Marlins’ staff!

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Get this guy in the rotation!

 

In all seriousness: I could watch this on loop for the rest of my days and be generally pleased with how my life turned out…