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"If you don't LOVE Shohei Ohtani; you're either:"
Wed Jun-28-23 10:56 AM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

A) A Liar
B) A Dummy
C) A Racist
D) All of the above/

The most talented baseball player in the world
The most skilled baseball player in all 863 years of baseballs existence

One of the most likeable athletes in pro sports

The greatest current athlete
Top 10 all time athlete

And we can say this when his career is only in year 6?
He's skilled and has the physical tools.
Don't let him win a title too...

ASIAN!

Fight Me.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
If Shohei Played x he'd be Y and Z:
Jun 28th 2023
1
If Shohei played basketball
Jun 28th 2023
2
All the wild Shohei Stats and facts here:
Jun 28th 2023
3
SPEED!
Jun 28th 2023
6
Speed Part ; let this marinate
Jun 29th 2023
27
Would last night be the best game of his career so far?:
Jun 28th 2023
8
This is so fun, 2 stats for the price of 1
Jun 28th 2023
18
All Shohei highlights will go here:
Jun 28th 2023
4
How the fuck!?
Jun 28th 2023
9
Look at this stuff:
Jun 28th 2023
10
Don't you love Shohei overlay highlights? (now known as Shoverlays)
Jun 28th 2023
16
All Shohei Awesomeness and Wholesomeness here:
Jun 28th 2023
5
Making teamates feel good
Jun 28th 2023
7
So dang cute
Jun 28th 2023
19
Ohtani making fun of Rendon for grabbing that fan’s collar
Jun 28th 2023
21
lol an early season classic
Jun 29th 2023
25
Messing with Teamates
Jun 29th 2023
26
      Lmaooooo
Jun 29th 2023
30
1 tool Judge wishes
Jun 28th 2023
11
Who doesn’t love him?
Jun 28th 2023
12
You. You’re a hater for even asking this question.
Jun 28th 2023
14
      LOL
Jun 28th 2023
17
      RE: You. You’re a hater for even asking this question.
Jun 28th 2023
20
haha let your nuts hang shawn
Jun 28th 2023
13
Oh I will.
Jun 28th 2023
15
      Lmao
Jun 28th 2023
22
      Manny Pacquiao? I feel you tho nm
Jun 28th 2023
24
           Floyd was always better. Nobody is better than Shohei
Jun 29th 2023
28
Him and Elly De La Cruz are the only reason I only remotely pay attentio...
Jun 28th 2023
23
Ohtani hits #29 (14th in June)where judge ended the June last yr
Jun 29th 2023
29
Old Hot takes from his first months in the mlb:
Jun 30th 2023
31
#30 by end of June
Jun 30th 2023
32
Oh and it was 493 LMAO
Jun 30th 2023
33
where's he playing next year?
Jul 01st 2023
34
atlanta!
Jul 01st 2023
35
      RE: atlanta!
Jul 01st 2023
36
      queens!
Jul 02nd 2023
38
leads MLB in HR, RBI, SLG%, OPS/OPS+, XBH, Total Bases, ISO, wOBA, wRC+
Jul 01st 2023
37
Unless you play on Rookie mode you can't even do this in The Show LOL
Jul 06th 2023
41
How much does he get next year? 8 years, 750 million?
Jul 04th 2023
39
I was wondering if he’s gonna be the first MLB player to get a billio...
Jul 04th 2023
40
      you'd have to think someone will overpay, he's 29, realistically...
Jul 06th 2023
42
      Asians age different b
Jul 07th 2023
44
      For at least a year there's been talk out here that the Giants...
Jul 07th 2023
43
Best athlete in the world
Jul 08th 2023
45
i'll root for him next year when he's in a Mariners uniform.
Jul 08th 2023
46
LOL this is new: Doubleheader
Jul 27th 2023
47
And now add a solo shot to that.
Jul 27th 2023
48
Shohei Double Triple Crown Watch 👀 (Tweet)
Jul 29th 2023
49
First to 40 Hrs, now hitting .310
Aug 04th 2023
50
Lol this is how sad he was last night after the slam
Aug 04th 2023
51
when he's on the Mariners next season that'll be a happy face.
Aug 04th 2023
52
      I think the Dodgers or Yankees will cut the check
Aug 04th 2023
53
Tungsten Arm O'Doyle strikes again
Aug 08th 2023
55
its like a God came down from the heavens and it playing with mortals
Aug 06th 2023
54
Damn, Toronto!
Dec 08th 2023
56
they say it may not be official yet
Dec 08th 2023
57
Dodgers...10/700!!!! LOL.
Dec 09th 2023
58
Damn, what. 24 hours
Dec 09th 2023
59
I was JUST listening to a podcast saying he was upset...
Dec 09th 2023
60
      Lol
Dec 09th 2023
61
      I got a lot of disagreements that $700 million can solve
Dec 09th 2023
62
           Lol, facts...squashing all the beef
Dec 09th 2023
63
Now that they got him, not signing Seager and Trae Turner…
Dec 09th 2023
64
As a friend said, they’re paying him to be the best two players in bas...
Dec 09th 2023
65
But he won’t pitch until 2025 right?
Dec 10th 2023
66
      Yea at least. I wonder if he could what the contract wouldve been
Dec 10th 2023
67
interested to see the final structure
Dec 10th 2023
68
so, with that context, it IS sort of a discount for the Dodgers....
Dec 10th 2023
69
obviously you go for a generational talent
Dec 10th 2023
70
      You called it
Dec 12th 2023
72
Deferring $680 mill until 2034 to 2043
Dec 11th 2023
71
It's obviously a loud number but it's a loud player
Dec 12th 2023
73
Chris Davis is still the highest paid Oriole
Dec 13th 2023
76
but its the scale of the deferment that shocks me. 98%
Dec 13th 2023
77
      same
Dec 13th 2023
78
           Ohtani really wants to win
Dec 13th 2023
79
I know nothing about baseball economics but think two things
Dec 12th 2023
74
on 2, yes
Dec 12th 2023
75
Note of context
Dec 13th 2023
80
      Freeman and Betts both do
Dec 13th 2023
81
Glasnow!
Dec 14th 2023
82
AND Manuel Margo....FUCK, bro!
Dec 14th 2023
83
😔
Dec 14th 2023
84
I feel like this one is a bit “jury is out”
Dec 15th 2023
85
They fucking got Yamamoto, LOL!!!! 12/325
Dec 21st 2023
86
Did Mr.Burns buy the Dodgers? They putting together The Springfield Nine
Dec 21st 2023
87
He got all his dough up front lol
Dec 22nd 2023
88
rest of the owners are going to come up with some amortization rules
Dec 22nd 2023
89
1-0 in the weird regular season/preseason
Mar 20th 2024
90
wait what the hell? they played a game already
Mar 20th 2024
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      RE: wait what the hell? they played a game already
Mar 20th 2024
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           2nd or 3rd year at least theyve been doing this
Mar 20th 2024
93
           Yeah they’ve opened up the season overseas a few times
Mar 21st 2024
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           Lololol there's gotta be a better way
Mar 24th 2024
105
Ippei, why?!
Mar 20th 2024
94
Whole story is strange
Mar 21st 2024
95
I wouldn't just assume he had nothing to do with it
Mar 21st 2024
96
True
Mar 21st 2024
97
Shohei is the gambler.
Mar 21st 2024
99
      The $4.5mm line of credit kinda makes it conclusive.
Mar 22nd 2024
100
      is this something y'all heard on youtube or the radio?
Mar 26th 2024
108
      Agreed, and I don’t care either
Mar 22nd 2024
101
      depends on who he's gambling with
Mar 22nd 2024
102
      I say all GOATs should be allowed to gamble
Mar 26th 2024
110
      Say it ain't so, Sho!
Mar 26th 2024
107
           Say it ain't Sho!
Mar 26th 2024
113
MLB Officially opens an investigation
Mar 22nd 2024
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      From what I’ve read so far he isn’t the gambler
Mar 23rd 2024
104
      lol c'mon, it's Shohei
Mar 24th 2024
106
           the "c'mon it's shohei" argument is a stupid one for a couple of reasons
Mar 26th 2024
109
           its organized crime
Mar 26th 2024
111
                I did not say it's evidence of anything
Mar 26th 2024
112
           they love gambling
Mar 26th 2024
114
                I think that if shohei wanted to gamble
Mar 26th 2024
116
                     gamblers like to gamble
Mar 26th 2024
118
                          I have a tough time believing that the deferred money guy is a gambler
Mar 26th 2024
119
                          in languages that they fuckin speak
Mar 27th 2024
120
                               no other people who speak Japanese in Cali?
Mar 27th 2024
122
                                    I assume there is but this dude doesn't run it is my point
Mar 27th 2024
124
      Good. Fuck the Dodgers.
Mar 26th 2024
117
I assume everyone's seen these bits by now
Mar 26th 2024
115
Him and Santos need to run on a ticket as a 3rd party with those resumes
Mar 27th 2024
121
LOL
Mar 27th 2024
128
interpreters and sign language folk stay scheming
Mar 27th 2024
123
      somebody said next thing we'll find out is dude doesn't speak japanese
Mar 27th 2024
125
      Sho on that Jackie Chan. He knows english
Mar 27th 2024
127
           that's how Yao was, he just let his interpreter handle conversations
Mar 28th 2024
129
                Ichiro too.
Mar 28th 2024
130
                     which is one reason why I, as a Mariners fan, hate Ichiro.
Mar 28th 2024
131
                          cause he prefers to speak his native tongue?
Mar 28th 2024
132
      lol
Mar 27th 2024
126
      Oh my god i forgot about the fake sign language lady. LOL
Mar 30th 2024
133
           I think about that story like twice a year
Mar 30th 2024
134
           yoooo, I didn't even remember
Mar 31st 2024
135
Ohtani cleared of any wrongdoing. Ippei negotiating a guilty plea.
Apr 10th 2024
136
I don't understand how people
Apr 10th 2024
137
the 37 page complaint against mizuhara
Apr 11th 2024
138
there's just no way you can concoct a scenario
Apr 11th 2024
139

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1. "If Shohei Played x he'd be Y and Z:"
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2. "If Shohei played basketball "
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He'd be Jokic with Ben Wallace's defensive range

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3. "All the wild Shohei Stats and facts here:"
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6. "SPEED!"
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https://twitter.com/breakingbatspod/status/1673390788711948293?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

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27. "Speed Part ; let this marinate"
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https://twitter.com/CodifyBaseball/status/1674241892006113280

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8. "Would last night be the best game of his career so far?:"
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https://twitter.com/bssportsbook/status/1673903853979222017?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

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18. "This is so fun, 2 stats for the price of 1"
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https://twitter.com/CoachSweeneyXC/status/1674061854702727171?s=20

2022 Aaron Judge through 79 games: 64 R, 29 HR, 60 RBI, 6 SB, .281/.360/.612

2022 Gerrit Cole through 16 starts: 93.1 IP, 117 K, 2.99 ERA, 1.01 WHIP

2023 Ohtani: 79 games, 55 R, 28 HR, 64 RBI, 11 SB, .304/.386/.654
…and
16 starts, 95.1 IP, 127 K, 3.02 ERA, 1.04 WHIP

Madness.


https://twitter.com/statmuse/status/1674057393418772480?s=20


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Ohtani has been absolutely insane.

Hitting:
28 HR (1st)
64 RBI (1st)
47 XBH (1st)
.654 SLG (1st)
1.039 OPS (1st)

Pitching:
5.7 H/9 (1st)
12.0 SO/9 (1st in AL)
128 SO (2nd in AL)
1.04 WHIP (7th in AL)
3.02 ERA (9th in AL)

Easy AL MVP frontrunner.

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4. "All Shohei highlights will go here:"
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9. "How the fuck!?"
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https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/1672684701817925633

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10. "Look at this stuff:"
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https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1673906441449783297

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16. "Don't you love Shohei overlay highlights? (now known as Shoverlays)"
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https://twitter.com/_dadler/status/1674076963890233344?s=20

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5. "All Shohei Awesomeness and Wholesomeness here:"
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7. "Making teamates feel good"
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https://twitter.com/pitchingninja/status/1673881771556077574?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

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19. "So dang cute"
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https://twitter.com/talkinbaseball_/status/1673874036592443399?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

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21. "Ohtani making fun of Rendon for grabbing that fan’s collar"
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https://www.si.com/.amp/extra-mustard/2023/04/11/los-angeles-angels-shohei-ohtani-anthony-rendon-mimic-heated-confrontation-fan

  

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25. "lol an early season classic"
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26. "Messing with Teamates"
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https://twitter.com/shoheisaveus/status/1674281594687987712?s=20

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30. "Lmaooooo "
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11. "1 tool Judge wishes"
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They need to stop mentioning babe Ruth too, he ain’t this

http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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12. "Who doesn’t love him?"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2H5K-BUMS0

  

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14. "You. You’re a hater for even asking this question."
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Lol but it’s mostly Yankee fans who were advocating hard for Judge

And people who thinks he gets talked about too much. When imo and the reason for this post is he doesn’t get talked about enough for the unprecedented talent he brings to baseball.

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17. "LOL"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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20. "RE: You. You’re a hater for even asking this question."
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>Lol but it’s mostly Yankee fans who were advocating hard
>for Judge
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>And people who thinks he gets talked about too much. When imo
>and the reason for this post is he doesn’t get talked about
>enough for the unprecedented talent he brings to baseball.

unfortunately outside of a handful of markets people don't talk about baseball in general, we have an entire season post with barely 200 replies, we have like 10 NBA posts on the first page and during the playoffs some games had 200+ replies. During NFL season we get a fair share of posts, soccer and pro wrestling seem to get more love than baseball

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13. "haha let your nuts hang shawn"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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15. "Oh I will. "
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I’ve never been able to say an Asian athlete in a sport I somewhat cared about is undoubtedly the GOAT - and there’s really no clap back so nuts will be out in a respectful way since I want everybody else on board.

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22. "Lmao"
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>so nuts will be out in a respectful way

  

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24. "Manny Pacquiao? I feel you tho nm"
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>I’ve never been able to say an Asian athlete in a sport I
>somewhat cared about is undoubtedly the GOAT - and there’s
>really no clap back so nuts will be out in a respectful way
>since I want everybody else on board.

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28. "Floyd was always better. Nobody is better than Shohei"
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>>>
>>I’ve never been able to say an Asian athlete in a sport I
>>somewhat cared about is undoubtedly the GOAT - and there’s
>>really no clap back so nuts will be out in a respectful way
>>since I want everybody else on board.
>

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23. "Him and Elly De La Cruz are the only reason I only remotely pay attentio..."
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He (Ohtani) better get 60 million per year next year from NY or Texas.

(edit) I have had to pay attention to the O's this year, they are fun again.

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29. "Ohtani hits #29 (14th in June)where judge ended the June last yr"
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Angels get Tungsten Arm O’Doyle’d

https://twitter.com/matttomic/status/1394498097254965249?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

every time I see an Angels highlight it's like "Mike Trout hit three homes runs and raised his average to .528 while Shohei Ohtani did something that hasn't been done since 'Tungsten Arm' O'Doyle of the 1921 Akron Groomsmen, as the Tigers defeated the Angels 8-3"

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31. "Old Hot takes from his first months in the mlb:"
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https://twitter.com/brianmlbinsider/status/1674119838342471681?s=46&t=NaMD4vTOOcOpBwgWLw7fUg

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32. "#30 by end of June"
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Angels still odooyling.

Last 3 games their starter has given up 5 runs by the third inning

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33. "Oh and it was 493 LMAO"
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34. "where's he playing next year?"
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35. "atlanta!"
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wishful thinking.



….i’d be shocked if he’s not in dodger blue.

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36. "RE: atlanta!"
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>wishful thinking.
>
>
>
>….i’d be shocked if he’s not in dodger blue.
I think the giants are an outside chance too. It’d be too weird to just go across town.

SF is a well run org with lots of pieces

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38. "queens!"
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37. "leads MLB in HR, RBI, SLG%, OPS/OPS+, XBH, Total Bases, ISO, wOBA, wRC+"
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and triples(!); leads AL in Offensive WAR, 2nd in Runs, 3rd in OBP, 4th in Batting Average, 5th in BB

... and that's just as a hitter!


Pitching: 1st in MLB in Hits/9 IP; 1st in NL in K/9, 2nd in Strikeouts, 5th in WHIP, 5th in xFIP, 5th in Pitching WAR, 8th in ERA


btw, he's only 7 points off the AL batting average lead; if he had just 3 more hits, he'd be leading the AL in all 3 triple crown categories, at the halfway point of the season.


Fuck Babe Ruth - this is real-life Roy Hobbs shit.

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41. "Unless you play on Rookie mode you can't even do this in The Show LOL"
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From Jayson Stark's mid-season MVP article:


He was on pace through July 3 (as a hitter) to have a 58-homer, 128-RBI, 408-total base, .306/.390/.670/1.060 season. That seems good. Here’s how good: The only dudes in history who ever had that season were Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Sammy Sosa.

Now we have Shohei in position to have that season, while moonlighting as his team’s ace. Unreal.

Before that blister snafu Tuesday, he was on pace (as a pitcher) to go 13-6, with a 3.02 ERA, 239 strikeouts, a 12.0 K/9 rate, a .180 opponent average and 11 double-figure strikeout games. Is that ace-like enough for you? It should be, considering the only qualifying starters ever to have that season were Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

And now Ohtani is all set up to join them while leading the league in homers.

He is hitting .300 … and the poor dudes facing him are hitting .189. So let’s play this fun game again. If Ohtani gives up a hit to the next 55 hitters he faces on the mound (which seems unlikely), they still won’t have as good a batting average as he has.



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39. "How much does he get next year? 8 years, 750 million?"
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How much do you have to pay the best pitcher and hitter in the world?

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40. "I was wondering if he’s gonna be the first MLB player to get a billio..."
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>How much do you have to pay the best pitcher and hitter in
>the world?

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42. "you'd have to think someone will overpay, he's 29, realistically..."
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how long can he be expected to keep up this pace?

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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43. "For at least a year there's been talk out here that the Giants..."
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45. "Best athlete in the world"
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46. "i'll root for him next year when he's in a Mariners uniform."
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47. "LOL this is new: Doubleheader"
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Game 1, pitches a 1 hit shutout, but goes 0-5
Game 2, 2nd AB hits a 2 run homer opposite field

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48. "And now add a solo shot to that."
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>Game 2, 2nd AB hits a 2 run homer opposite field

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49. "Shohei Double Triple Crown Watch 👀 (Tweet)"
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https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1685322371475886080?s=20

Rob Friedman
@PitchingNinja
Shohei Double Triple Crown Watch 👀

AL Hitting Triple Crown (rank)
HRs - 1st
RBIs- 2nd
AVG - 7th

AL Pitching Triple Crown (rank)
Strikeouts- 3rd
Wins - T6th
ERA - 11th

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50. "First to 40 Hrs, now hitting .310"
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Walks and OBP continue shooting up.

He only pitched 4 innings scoreless innings last night due to cramping in his pitching hand.
Got pulled from the mound, but stays in as a hitter and hits a HRto give the angels a 3-1 lead going into the 9th

EsteveZ loads the bases and gives up a grand slam for the angels to lose

Lmao

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51. "Lol this is how sad he was last night after the slam"
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https://twitter.com/shoheisaveus/status/1687319807329513472?s=20

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52. "when he's on the Mariners next season that'll be a happy face."
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55. "Tungsten Arm O'Doyle strikes again"
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___________________

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54. "its like a God came down from the heavens and it playing with mortals"
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November 8th, 2005 The greatest night in the history of GD!

  

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56. "Damn, Toronto!"
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https://dodgersnation.com/shohei-ohtani-to-sign-with-toronto-blue-jays-over-los-angeles-dodgers-sources/2023/12/08/


ENjoy Heinz

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57. "they say it may not be official yet"
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58. "Dodgers...10/700!!!! LOL."
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59. "Damn, what. 24 hours "
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I was actually looking forward to watching him on regular people time!

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60. "I was JUST listening to a podcast saying he was upset..."
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with LA because Dave Roberts told people that they met with him. Guess he wasn't THAT mad. Damn.

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61. "Lol"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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62. "I got a lot of disagreements that $700 million can solve"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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63. "Lol, facts...squashing all the beef"
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64. "Now that they got him, not signing Seager and Trae Turner…"
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were gambles that paid off.

Given what Seager just did, maybe you could argue if it was the best way to go, but they got the guy they wanted.

Super expensive DH for next year, but if he gets back to being a very good pitcher and suddenly 70 million a year doesn’t seem as steep when you’re in effect getting 2 star players.

Mookie, Freeman, and Ohtani back to back to back in the lineup- that’s incredible. 3 of the top MVP candidates on the same team.

  

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65. "As a friend said, they’re paying him to be the best two players in bas..."
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Right today, it would cost a team more than $700 million to sign both, say, both Trout and Snell to long term deals.

So… discount?

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66. "But he won’t pitch until 2025 right?"
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>Right today, it would cost a team more than $700 million to
>sign both, say, both Trout and Snell to long term deals.
>
>So… discount?

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67. "Yea at least. I wonder if he could what the contract wouldve been"
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>>Right today, it would cost a team more than $700 million to
>>sign both, say, both Trout and Snell to long term deals.
>>
>>So… discount?
>

I feel like it was some kind of diminishing returs. If he was able to pitch next year he'd still have gotten 50-150 million more. It wouldnt have gotten "that" much more lol

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68. "interested to see the final structure"
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According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, most of the $700 million in Ohtani’s deal is deferred and will be paid out after Ohtani’s 10-year tenure, Bobby Bonilla–style. Those dollars will depreciate due to inflation, which means the present value of the contract is less than $700 million—likely considerably less, though the precise parameters have yet to be reported. Average annual value is what counts for competitive balance tax purposes, but that AAV takes the time value of money into account. So Ohtani’s soft-cap hit won’t be as big as it would have been if no dollars were deferred and calculating his CBT figure was as simple as dividing 700 by 10.

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69. "so, with that context, it IS sort of a discount for the Dodgers...."
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if everything goes as we think...they are basically adding "Super Bat" this season and "Ace Pitcher" next off-season, except the deal is already done...and in the end, it feels like, for less than signing them individually in consecutive off-seasons.

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70. "obviously you go for a generational talent"
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and LA has the resources to always build a contending team around him, unlike other destinations (sadly enough)

but I just have a bad feeling about this deal

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72. "You called it"
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>but I just have a bad feeling about this deal

This is a great deal for the Dodgers and Ohtani but a terrible deal for baseball in general.

  

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71. "Deferring $680 mill until 2034 to 2043"
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this aint right.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39092632/shohei-ohtani-defer-680m-deal-dodgers-sources

will only make $2 mill per season with the Dodgers. He makes $45 mill in endorsements.

it was his idea.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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73. "It's obviously a loud number but it's a loud player"
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Deferrments are way more common in MLB than I think most of us realize. I remember a couple years ago learning that the Reds were still paying out Griffey's contract during a Bonilla Day post; BR just did a new run down and his number was almost $60m in delayed payments. His last year on the Reds' payroll is actually next year.


Scherzer defered $105m with the Nationals.


I think unless the players' union decides that these huge names signing contracts that are worth way, way less than they sound at the time - since the money doesn't appreciate over time, so Griffey's $5m this year are in year 2000 dollars, rather than the $8m it'd be worth today - effectively devalues their worth, this isn't that big a deal.


Especially when it's always the players who are asking for these kinds of deals to start.


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76. "Chris Davis is still the highest paid Oriole"
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And he hasn't played in what 3 years?

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77. "but its the scale of the deferment that shocks me. 98% "
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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78. "same"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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79. "Ohtani really wants to win "
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But people are MAD at the dodgers.

That huge deferment. Allowing them to build a superteam, recruiting Yamamoto.
There’s gonna be a big target of hate on the dodgers, and maybe for the first time in his career- Shohei— for essentially trying to buy a title.

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74. "I know nothing about baseball economics but think two things"
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1) on one hand, that money's going to be worth a lot less in 10-15 years than it is today

2) on the other hand, I guess he could move out of California by then and not be so crazily taxed? Like if he moves to Texas or Florida does that help?

  

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75. "on 2, yes"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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80. "Note of context"
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The Athletic's Baseball Show said that apparently, the Dodgers have been attempting to sell players on this idea of large deferments for some time. I *think* Betts's contract may have some deferment as well.

And also, the deferment doesn't mean only $2M of Otani's contract counts against the luxury tax. I believe that number is closer to $45M, although that is still significantly lower than the $70M yearly face value of the contract.

So, like Nodima, this contract isn't as noteworthy as it initially seem in concept, although in actuality, putting off over 90% of the contract does seem like a point of negotiating that may work against other players who choose to want their money upfront. I can see fans who are soured about a player eating up so much of the team's budget, sneering at players from afar that they didn't take an Otani-deal and put the team ahead of their own (justified) needs.

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81. "Freeman and Betts both do"
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i read

  

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82. "Glasnow!"
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83. "AND Manuel Margo....FUCK, bro!"
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...I'm from the era when A.I. was the answer, now they think ai is the answer - Marlon Craft

  

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84. "😔 "
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85. "I feel like this one is a bit “jury is out”"
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Obviously Glasnow’s upside is extremely high so I think it’s worth it. But he’s been hurt a lot and hasn’t ever pitched many innings - joining a staff full of guys coming back from serious injuries.(Buehler, Gonsolin….May, eventually)

Pepiot may not have the same upside, but he should be a solid pitcher.

Is Margot that good? I thought DeLuca looked good and projects as a solid pro.

Hopefully Glasgow stays healthy or at least is healthy and on top of his game in the playoffs - could be a guy who carries you.

  

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86. "They fucking got Yamamoto, LOL!!!! 12/325"
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...I'm from the era when A.I. was the answer, now they think ai is the answer - Marlon Craft

  

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87. "Did Mr.Burns buy the Dodgers? They putting together The Springfield Nine"
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___________________

Mar-A-Lago delenda est

  

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88. "He got all his dough up front lol"
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Man this team is gonna be so hated with the most lovable player like Shohei and Mookie

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89. "rest of the owners are going to come up with some amortization rules"
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really quick

these delayed payouts are ridiculous

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90. "1-0 in the weird regular season/preseason"
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Ohtani and Mookie big RBIs ftw

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91. "wait what the hell? they played a game already"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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92. "RE: wait what the hell? they played a game already"
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They’re playing the Padres for 2 games in South Korea— so with the time difference they had them start early, come back to the states play another set of preseason games and then start the regular season lol

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93. "2nd or 3rd year at least theyve been doing this"
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http://i.imgur.com/vPqCzVU.jpg

  

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98. "Yeah they’ve opened up the season overseas a few times"
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And it catches me by surprise every time.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_games_played_outside_the_United_States_and_Canada

  

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105. "Lololol there's gotta be a better way"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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94. "Ippei, why?!"
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"Representatives of Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani on Wednesday accused his interpreter of engaging in a “massive theft” of the ballplayer’s funds to place bets with an allegedly illegal bookmaker who is the target of a federal investigation.

Lawyers for Ohtani made that claim after The Times learned that Ohtani’s name had surfaced in the investigation of Mathew Bowyer, an Orange County resident. Ohtani’s representatives looked into the actions of the interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, in response to The Times’ queries, a source close to the matter said. Two sources told the newspaper that the money involved was in the millions of dollars.

In a statement, the West Hollywood law firm Berk Brettler, said, “In the course of responding to recent media inquiries, we discovered that Shohei has been the victim of a massive theft and we are turning the matter over to the authorities.”

Attempts to reach Mizuhara were unsuccessful. Mizuhara placed bets with Bowyer, according to the sources, who requested anonymity to share sensitive information.

The Dodgers on Wednesday fired Mizuhara, a team spokesman said."


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-03-20/gambling-story

  

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95. "Whole story is strange"
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I guess Ohtani had nothing to do with it, but uh...that's a LOT of $

  

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96. "I wouldn't just assume he had nothing to do with it"
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>I guess Ohtani had nothing to do with it

I'd let this one breathe a bit and see what shakes out. Could really go either way imho.

In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
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97. "True "
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>>I guess Ohtani had nothing to do with it
>
>I'd let this one breathe a bit and see what shakes out. Could
>really go either way imho.
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99. "Shohei is the gambler."
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Shrugs....

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100. "The $4.5mm line of credit kinda makes it conclusive."
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That's the smoking gun here, IMO.

A personal assistant/interpreter can make a damn nice living, but not nearly enough to earn that level of flexibility.

  

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108. "is this something y'all heard on youtube or the radio?"
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because I don't think it's that at all

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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101. "Agreed, and I don’t care either "
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Gambling is pushed incredibly hard in every single medium, so I couldn’t care less. So what’s the problem? It’s either cool or it’s not.

  

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102. "depends on who he's gambling with"
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was it a legal book? was baseball involved?

Baseball players are allowed to place bets on other sports through legal venues/sites. So this is weird at the least.

In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
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110. "I say all GOATs should be allowed to gamble"
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even on their own sport

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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107. "Say it ain't so, Sho!"
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___________________

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113. "Say it ain't Sho!"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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103. "MLB Officially opens an investigation"
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Jokes were all over the place that it was Ohtani, but if this shit is for real, he about to get Pete Rose'd

  

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104. "From what I’ve read so far he isn’t the gambler"
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But of course may have more knowledge of what was happening. If he weren’t Japanese I’d be like there’s no way he didn’t know/care what the money was from—but now I can actually see it. All parties better hope Ippei doesn’t try to kill himself though—- that would create an even bigger mess.

Inthink the high credit line only makes sense cause ippei and or the bookie were leveraging that relationship

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106. "lol c'mon, it's Shohei "
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109. "the "c'mon it's shohei" argument is a stupid one for a couple of reasons"
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1. literally no one has claimed shohei is the gambler

not shohei, not the interpreter, not the bookie

so that's a problem

2. almost all of the information available is from a person who -- based on what we know today -- may be kind of a flim flam man and scammer overall

which, if dude's background is as shaky as it appears to be right now, would do a lot to explain about how he got more credit than he should, more access to shohei's money than he should, and managed information around all of this to keep all parties involved in the dark.

do you remember the Chris "birdman" andersen case where some random woman catfished both sides?

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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111. "its organized crime"
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the fact that no one is incriminating the money stream isnt really evidence of anything

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

  

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112. "I did not say it's evidence of anything"
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I said it's lacking even the accusation

I understand that everyone wants to be columbo and crack the case of WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

but given the facts we actually know, it's wayyyyyyy more likely that what we're dealing with is that the dude who doesn't talk to anybody trusted a con artist who scammed everyone (possibly including the bookie)

than that

he needed to bet millions of dollars and chose to do it via the person in the world who could most obviously be traced directly to him with seemingly zero attempt to hide it, and yet somehow has avoided anyone anywhere being able to name him as a person who bet on things

that second one doesn't hold up under itself

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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114. "they love gambling"
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I know, it prolly sounds racist but Asians love gambling

Sho trying to flip that paper since he deferred all that cash.. lol




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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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116. "I think that if shohei wanted to gamble"
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he'd be doing it in japan.

that's what immediately struck me weird about this whole thing.

he doesn't really fuck w/ shit here.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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118. "gamblers like to gamble"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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119. "I have a tough time believing that the deferred money guy is a gambler"
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You’d think if he was a gambler he’d want the 700 million asap so he could gamble with that shit.

  

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120. "in languages that they fuckin speak"
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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122. "no other people who speak Japanese in Cali? "
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you really don’t think there is a Japanese gambling spot somewhere in Southern Cali?

lmao

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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124. "I assume there is but this dude doesn't run it is my point"
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if that were the case I'd see it differently

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117. "Good. Fuck the Dodgers. "
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115. "I assume everyone's seen these bits by now"
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about the interpreter not having the background he claimed

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/ippei-mizuhara-shohei-ohtanis-interpreter-has-la-county-ties-heres-what-we-know/3369484/

the college he said he graduated from, says he never went there

his bio said he worked for the yankees in spring training for a pitcher who was never in spring training there

and that he worked for the red sox

but the red sox say he has never worked for them

https://theathletic.com/5364216/2024/03/23/shohei-ohtani-ippei-mizuhara-biography-inaccuracies/


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121. "Him and Santos need to run on a ticket as a 3rd party with those resumes"
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128. "LOL"
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123. "interpreters and sign language folk stay scheming"
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I still laugh at the woman who faked dign language and was just throwing up gang signs and shit

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125. "somebody said next thing we'll find out is dude doesn't speak japanese"
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127. "Sho on that Jackie Chan. He knows english"
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129. "that's how Yao was, he just let his interpreter handle conversations"
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he didn't want to have
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130. "Ichiro too. "
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Shohei gave his MVP acceptance speech in English at the BBWAA awards dinner earlier this year. His English is fine, however, when he's being interviewed, he doesn't want to accidentally say the wrong thing or have his words get twisted, therefore he uses an interpreter.

Him answering his replies in Japanese also makes what he's saying more accessible for the fans back in his home country.

Latin American ballplayers often do the same.

  

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131. "which is one reason why I, as a Mariners fan, hate Ichiro. "
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there's a strong contigent of us in the fanbase, but most M's fans look at you crazy when you say you hate Ichiro.

  

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132. "cause he prefers to speak his native tongue?"
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126. "lol"
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-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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133. "Oh my god i forgot about the fake sign language lady. LOL"
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134. "I think about that story like twice a year"
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Apparently she’s tried several different scams over the years, but I’m still absolutely floored she tried that one and thought she’d get away with it. What a POS, but I respect the tenacity.

  

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135. "yoooo, I didn't even remember"
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136. "Ohtani cleared of any wrongdoing. Ippei negotiating a guilty plea."
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https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/10/business/shohei-ohtani-ippei-mizuhara-plea.html

https://www.tmz.com/2024/04/10/shohei-ohtani-victim-gambling-scandal-law-enforcement-los-angeles-dodgers-interpreter-ippei-mizuhara/

  

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137. "I don't understand how people"
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Thought this was something else.

One it became clear the translator is some kind of con artist, all the blankets were essentially filled in.

  

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138. "the 37 page complaint against mizuhara"
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https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/24542204/usa-v-mizuhara-complaint.pdf


I think it pretty much outlines everything.

I do think the bookie believed ohtani was financially staking the bets, but everything the translator did to cover up the account and what was going on, and all of his communications, suggests he was the one betting and he just lied to everybody

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139. "there's just no way you can concoct a scenario"
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where ohtani is enough of a gambling addict to place 19,000 bets

but he's still careful enough to never ever do it on his own phone, never look up betting info on his phone, and never accidentally reference it in a text message (the fbi investigators looked at his phone -- if you believe that he could've wiped all relevant info or that they somehow covered up for him because they...wanted to or something, then you'll never be convinced otherwise, but I just don't think anyone is so good at creating a cover up that they could keep things separate like this


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