On Sunday, the struggling LA Angels took on the Cleveland Indians during the Little League Classic.
They ended up suffering their third straight loss to the Indians in the contest, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t put themselves under the spotlight for positive reasons in Williamsport.
Shohei Ohtani stole the show, starting with his arrival.
People all over the event were ecstatic to meet one of their favorite LA Angels in Shohei Ohtani.
If I got the chance to meet Shohei Ohtani, I’d be pretty ecstatic too. We saw the same type of reaction for Mike Trout when he arrived on the scene.
Ohtani was showcased all over the whole experience.
He even made an appearance for the ‘Kidscast’ over from the dugout.
When Trout made an appearance on-screen for the ‘Kidscast,’ he even gloated about how amazing it is to play with the two-way superstar. I’m sure Ohtani would have similar things to say about Trout if he were asked.
When Trout gets healthy again, that duo is going to be unstoppable. For now, just having Ohtani makes the Angels a global sensation.
Just ask these Little Leaguers from Japan, who sent their support from overseas to Shohei at the Little League Classic:
Shohei Ohtani is the biggest story in baseball this year, but he’s also been the biggest story in sports this year. He’s inching closer and closer to being able to say that he’s had the greatest season in baseball history.
If you’re disappointed in the Angels record right now, that’s understandable. Take a step back, though, and understand just how special our AL MVP is, and enjoy what we have been able to see. Nobody else in this league has anything close to a Shohei Ohtani.