Not only is Ichiro one of Japan's greatest baseball players, he's also one of the most talented big leaguers today. But he likes to unwind like the rest of us — by beating up virtual palookas.
In a recent interview, he explained his lack of sleep. the right field had spent the previous night playing his Nintendo Wii. "I'm playing Punch-Out!," he told Nikkan Sports. "I played it until midnight last night."
The Seattle Mariners is owned by Nintendo of America.
These days many athletes are big gamers, typically playing video game versions of their sports. Not Ichiro!