He plays Dragon Quest, that's what. In a recent interview in which he discussed his nine consecutive 200 hit season, the topic of Square Enix's role-playing-game came up.

The Mariners right fielder said, "Oh, I've been indebted to Dragon Quest — especially when I got injured. That was true as well when I played in Japan. The last time I got hurt in Japan, that's all I did, play Dragon Quest."

Wonder if Ichiro suddenly gets injured when new Dragon Quest games come out. Probably not, but still!

Ichiro Interview [YouTube] [Pic]