Ichiro Suzuki went from being a player on the Seattle Mariners to start this season, to being a special assistant in their front office in May.
Due to no longer being a player on the team, Ichiro isn’t allowed in the dugout during games.
Well, the 44-year-old found a way around that rule, and showed up in the Mariners’ dugout during the first inning of Thursday’s game at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro sported a fake mustache, hoodie, and sunglasses as he watched the game:
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AP photographer Bill Kostroun spotted Suzuki with his face nearly covered by a fake mustache, sunglasses and a gray hoodie drawn tight over his head during in the first inning as the Yankees hit a pair of two-run homers.
Suzuki sat in the middle of the dugout, in the back row, in his shorts and occasionally crouched down while the Yankees swung away. He was gone by the second inning of Seattle’s 4-3 loss that completed a New York sweep.
Amazing, and a trick he surely learned from former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine.