Watch impressive, not-embarrassing footage of Darvish, Tanaka and Ichiro in high school
Video: Darvish, Tanaka and Ichiro in high school
There are few, if any, more panic-inducing sentences than "We dug up some old video footage of you in high school." Unless you're an NPB-turned-MLB All-Star, that is.
Yes, that is a video of cobbled-together highlights of Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and Ichiro Suzuki playing ball as high schoolers in Japan. For Ichiro, that was more than 20 years ago.
Along with the nostalgia factor, it's fun to see the inklings of what the three would become: Darvish and Tanaka throwing some downright unfair fire to their fellow teens, Ichiro swinging away and getting on base, as usual. Bonus: You can see Ichiro knock one out of the park.
If you're wondering when these three found time between homework and unrequited crushes to dominate on the diamond as teens and trying not to be jealous, well, join the club.