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Ichiro got into a pillow fight with the Rangers mascot after he challenged the Mariners' dugout

No one can question how much Ichiro enjoys baseball. He loves it all -- the art of hitting, the athleticism of running down a ball in the gap, the pillow fights ... wait, what?

Before the Mariners' game against the Rangers on Sunday, Ichiro spied the mascot Rangers Captain menacing the visitors' dugout with a pillow and stepped up to the challenge:

And who said that Ichiro's days of contributing to the Mariners were over with his departure from the active roster? He has his teammates' backs, no doubt.

The St. Paul Saints could use Ichiro's services next year if they're interested in bringing back the pillow fight promotion. We're just saying.