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Edited by Mark Bechtel and Stephen Cannella
January 16, 2006
ICHIRO RECENTLY portrayed himself on the popular Japanese detective show Furuhata Ninzaburo--as a cold-blooded murderer (right). Yikes. Doesn't he know that athletes have traditionally played jollier, more wholesome versions of themselves on television shows? Here are some classic cameos Ichiro could have learned from.
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January 16, 2006

Prime-time Players

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1992 Seinfeld
Newman was no fan, but why would Elaine and Jerry develop a crush on the same mustachioed former Met? Well, he's Keith Hernandez.

1994 Beverly Hills, 90210
Steve and his overbearing father take on Barry Bonds and his dad in a golf game--and Steve's dad cheats, using juiced balls.

2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry trips Shaquille O'Neal, leading to a visit to the hospital and a debate over whether or not peanut butter is a dairy product.

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