Kenta Maeda’s interpreter lifting 405 pounds is the least interesting thing about this video

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Tuesday March 14th, 2017

The Dodgers are smack-dab in the middle of the dog days of spring training, but luckily Will Ireton is there to alleviate the boredom.

Ireton is Kenta Maeda’s interpreter and a former ballplayer himself, so the fact that he can deadlift 405 pounds maybe isn’t all that interesting. What is interesting, is the elaborate lead-up to his lift. There’s a tiger mask, a skimpy onesie, a painted-on Dodgers logo, an exhortation from Dave Roberts, a faux steroid shot and so much more.

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