Ichiro clips on YouTube

DMZ · July 2, 2006 at 3:50 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Catch
(one of several)
That’s an 8′ fence. He plants about halfway up, jumps/pulls himself about halfway over the fence and makes the catch at eye level. So that ball was going to clear the fence by 3-4′ at a height of about 11-12′ and Ichiro caught it. It’s hard to realize because he kind of does half and half, but Ichiro managed to catch a ball that required a jump essentially as high as he stands.

Other catches
A Yes Network perspective on a nice catch.

Ichiro makes an error in spring training and then cracks up about it.

David Ortiz is displeased by this catch.

The Throw
(one of several)
Ichiro throws T-Long out by a-long ways.

Alternate throws:
Nailing Barfield, who bowls over Johjima. See also here.
Ichiro-Lopez-Johjima to get Polanco (also, Ichiro-Johjima to get Inge)

Ichiro’s home run in the 1996 Japan Series. Nice.

Ichiro gets five hits in a game against the Angels.

257. 258,
breaking the single-season hits record (also here)

Ichiro gets plunked by Nomo. Owww.

Ichiro gets a series of hits. Strange countdown thing.

Ichiro hits a home run off Jake Peavy in a World Baseball Classic game.

Ichiro’s dance-around-the-catcher move.

Ichiro’s caught stealing and Jeter makes a play worthy of extended gushing (it’s on Fox, you see)

Ichiro-Mondow: Two Chairs. (also here) There’s Ichiro, a figure skater named Asada Mao, and two chairs. I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s funny.

Ichiro vs Hirosue Ryoko in some kind of.. I don’t know.

Short, low quality clip, WBC-related, includes Ichiro grinning and cracking up in an interview.

Highlight Reels
Ichiro visits a school (with Ron Fairly and the Moose, to talk about drugs)(no really) and some highlights.

Ichiro interviews with some play clips. Aaand another one. Another one.

Ichiro highlights set to Linkin Park song and edited with some effects and stuff.

Somone likes Ichiro and Pujols enough to edit clips together.

World Baseball Classic
Japanese clips.

More of Ichiro jumping around and stuff here. Weird to see him so demonstrative.

Also World Cup related, I think: this segment features his selection and subsequent… conversation outside a hotel? (features him cracking up, too) Also: Ichiro pitching!

On the Japan-Korea thing.

Ads, various
Ichiro grins at small child. Unless that was a computer-generated smile. Then there’s Ichiro pitching to a small kid, which is totally adorable.

For NTT. Sweating. Then there’s this one where he’s made up of jazzy fiber optic lines, I guess. And swinging.

Endorsing Nissan (I think) while shockingly young.

Ichiro likes to hit balls precisely to form shapes.

Ichiro commercial for MLB. “As an athlete, I’m drawn to the allure of trying to play this game as close to perfection as humanly possible.” (I would bet that lost something in the translation – draw to the allure?)

Unknown because I don’t speak Japanese
Something about Ichiro-Harimoto


12 Responses to “Ichiro clips on YouTube”

  1. Josh on July 2nd, 2006 5:10 pm

    This man is spectacular.

  2. dw on July 2nd, 2006 5:10 pm

    You left out the Pepsi commercial.

  3. Alan on July 2nd, 2006 5:22 pm

    Some random thoughts about the clips:

    I was at the game where he got hit by Nomo.
    Him breaking the record was amazing.
    He was safe on the dance around the catcher play.
    I want to learn Japanese so I can understand half those clips.

  4. dw on July 2nd, 2006 5:44 pm

    Ichiro-Mondow, as best as I can determine (thanks to Google’s translation feature), is a six-minute talk show. Ichiro interviews various people on a subject. Asada Mao is supposedly the best figure skater in the world, but she was too young to compete in the Olympics this time around (15).

    Maybe Deanna will pop in and use her mad Japanese skillz.

  5. penguin on July 2nd, 2006 5:48 pm

    You also missed my favourite Orix BlueWave clip where Ichiro hit an inside-the-park homer that won them the first game of the Japan Series. Orix BlueWave went on to win the Series in 5 games. How I wish it would happen with the M’s.

  6. Typical Idiot Fan on July 2nd, 2006 6:22 pm

    “Ichiro gets a series of hits. Strange countdown thing.”

    Countdown thing is to George Sisler’s record. But I’m sure you actually knew that. The clip shows the exact same thing as the 5-hits clip, only from a different perspective.

  7. DMZ on July 2nd, 2006 6:23 pm

    I have to admit that I was so transfixed by the floating diamond and strange bat-wipes-the-numberes effect that I didn’t decipher it.

  8. msb on July 2nd, 2006 6:45 pm

    myself, I was a tad baffled by the Mariner fan who felt the need not only to tape, but then upload the video of him & his buds doing the wave at Safeco….

    #4–Asada Mao is supposedly the best figure skater in the world

    well, no, not really 🙂

  9. Nate on July 2nd, 2006 7:48 pm

    “the throw” gives me goosebumps, and I’ve seen it multiple times.

    still absolutely amazing.

  10. JMB on July 3rd, 2006 9:36 am

    Can anyone find the clip of him pitching in the Japanese All-Star Game? I’ve seen it before, but can’t find it right now.

  11. DMZ on July 3rd, 2006 10:58 am

    Isn’t it that one I marked as “also: Ichiro pitching!”

  12. penguin on July 3rd, 2006 2:39 pm

    JMB, I know which one you were talking about (the one without sound right?). It’s gone I think. The poster took it down for some reason. The one DMZ posted here had a clip of Ichiro pitching but it was shorter than the one that was taken down.

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