Shohei Ohtani's "MVP Edition" MLB The Show 22 cover's even more epic than the regular

Sep 19, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17)
Sep 19, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Shohei Ohtani is of course the cover athlete for MLB The Show 22, as there was no competition for the LA Angels' two-way megastar.

Here's a look at the cover. The Show did a great job with this one!

Somehow, however, they ended up finding a way to out-do themselves with his "MVP Edition" cover. It surprisingly looks even cooler. Don't be surprised if this one ends up being even more popular:

This one's not only made with a sick animation, but also features a visual that shows that Ohtani is BOTH a hitter and pitcher. There couldn't be a better cover than this.

Shohei Ohtani deserved an "MVP Edition" cover from MLB The Show 22.

Shohei Ohtani was not just the unanimous AL MVP last year, but he was the greatest MVP of all-time. He put up the greatest season in sports history for his efforts in 2021. Of course The Show was going to find a way to commemorate just how special of a season Ohtani had.

I personally think they need to change at least the cover to where it reads "MLB The Sho 22," but I get that it's easier said than done.

It's only fitting that the game is doing so much to promote Ohtani. He'll no doubt be the best player in the game, as he not only was the best offensive player in baseball in '21, but also was a top ten pitcher on the mound.

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Playing with a player in the game who you can both steal home with, and then go back to the mound every inning and strike out 10 on the day is a built-in cheat code. That's already what ShoTime is on the real diamond. Ohtani being promoted like this on the most popular baseball video game series of all time is great for the Angels and great for baseball.