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Ichiro and Ichiban a coincidence? Not quite

Post by Ryan Divish on Aug. 17, 2009 at 2:49 am with No Comments »
August 17, 2009 2:49 am

A quick note: Both Larry and I are traveling today. He’s going to Detroit and I’m heading back home to Havre, MT (I’m in Missoula now), but when and if anything breaks on Dustin Ackley, one of us will post as soon as possible.

Yesterday’s postgame blog mentioned a few comments from Ichiro, one in reference to last season’s quote about beer from Papua New Guinea following a loss to the Yankees.

When he was asked about that quote, he replied …

“This year I am able to enjoy some Japanese beer, the right way,” he said.

And in a little plug he added,

“In particular, Kirin Ichiban.”

Admittedly, I thought that was a little strange considering, he would say a specific brand. Or maybe it was something more.

I received a tweet on my twitter account (I can’t believe I just typed those last few words) with this link to what appears to be links to video snippets of commercials for Kirin Ichiban with Ichiro in them. And a quick google search yielded this piece of video.

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