LA Angels’ attempt to erase Shohei Ohtani from promotions after lockout is sad

Sep 26, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17)
Sep 26, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since the MLB lockout started, LA Angels fans and all baseball fans haven't been doing well with the hot stove turned fully off.

You'd be surprised, however, to find out who's even more lost.

That would be the LA Angels. The MLB has decided to take down all references of players' names, images, and likenesses from their online site content. It's ridiculous, and it really shows when looking at how MLB and the Angels are trying to eliminate the amazing Shohei Ohtani from their sites.

The Angels have decided to not even mention Ohtani's name on the schedule for his bobblehead days. What a sad move. One that could have been preventable with a more considerate negotiations process from the owners on the new CBA agreement that was bickered over.

The LA Angels eliminating Shohei Ohtani's name from their site content is embarrassing.

The LA Angels got everything out of Shohei Ohtani last year. He was the ultimate team player, playing 155 games as an offensive player, starting 23 games on the mound, and shifting over to the outfield after coming off the mound in seven of those starts. He gave everything for this team, and it even got to the point where he went through depression when he wasn't getting the same effort back from the organization as a whole.

To have the team do him like this after all that is a slap in his face. This is an unfortunate situation for all players, and a guy like Ohtani in particular. He gives his all to the game and this is what he has to deal with.

Here's what MLB has to say about the sites taking players' names, images, and likenesses off of their sites:

""Until a new agreement is reached, there will be limitations on the type of content we display. As a result, you will see a lot more content that focuses on the game’s rich history. Once a new agreement is reached, the up-to-the minute news and analysis you have come to expect will continue as usual.""

Major League Baseball

This whole situation is ridiculous. Angels fans don't receive a "Wan Kenobi Bobblehead" on May 27th. They receive an "Ohtani-Wan Kenobi Bobblehead."

dark. Next. Angels are going after one of the best players in baseball

They don't receive a "Historic Season Bobblehead" on April 8th. It's a Shohei Ohtani Bobblehead. This is a really sad effort here from MLB.