MLB rules do not allow for any executive to be in the dugout during an ongoing game. However, that didn’t stop Ichiro from checking out the action up close. It might’ve taken a second glance at this man with a bushy mustache to realize that this was Ichiro, but ultimately you would’ve been able to know it was him which now disproves the South Korean coach’s theory of Westerners believing all Asian’s look alike.
I respect the attempt at deception. The only thing that beats this is when Mets’ Manager Bobby Valentine showed back up after being ejected from a game back in 1999.
Valentine was fined $5,000 and it’s currently unclear if Ichiro will face any kind of discipline from the league.