I once read somewhere that Ichiro doesn’t drink, but if these commercials are to be believed, he totally pounds the Kirin…
Interesting that Japanese beer commercials, unlike in the US, actually show the product being consumed. And did you hear those gulping sounds?
All this brings to mind a quote from Ichiro during an especially nasty Mariner slide in 2008: “Playing on this team and seeing what is happening around me, I feel that something is beginning to fall apart. But, if I was not in this situation, and I was objectively watching what just happened this week, I would probably be drinking a lot of beers and booing.”