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Ichiro sped away from Shohei Ohtani before revealing it was all a big joke

Making friends as an adult is darn near impossible. Where are you supposed to meet? How do you connect? And what if they don't like you? 

When Shohei Ohtani went to say hi to the newest Mariners front office member, Ichiro, before the Angels' 5-0 win over the Mariners on Friday (when Albert Pujols picked up his 3,000th hit), it was like every social anxiety come to pass. The two-way star approached Ichiro's mingle group ... and Ichiro sped away. 

Fortunately, it was all in good fun. Just look at Ichiro's smile! This is like charm times a million: 

Just some friendly teasing among pals. 😂

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I think it's now time for an "Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani: Best Friends" children's book.