Seriously it's only been two weeks but what can't Shotime do? I'm starting to think Shohei Ohtani might be the best ball player in the game. Dead serious. You see how effortless it looks? Ohtani is only 23 years-old but with those young giraffe legs he simply glides to 3rd base on a three-run triple that broke open a close game in Kansas City last night. I think he only took about 12 steps with his stride.
Earlier during the day in batting practice he was asked for his bat from a young fan.
“Can I get your bat?”— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) April 12, 2018
Ohtani laughed, and then left the field after signing autographs. pic.twitter.com/deQFmXYOXg
Ohtani could have shrugged off the kid like so many ballplayers do these days. But in true Mike Trout fashion he came back and actually gave the kid one of his bats including an autograph on it. If you have seen how much Ohtani signatures on baseball cards ($5000 and up) are going for you can only imagine how much a game used bat signed by the one and only Shotime is worth. Essentially it's priceless for both the bat and the fan.
AND THEN OHTANI CAME BACK TO THE FIELD AND GAVE LEO A BAT ! ! ! pic.twitter.com/e7QcGKOpv0— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) April 12, 2018
So all in all another stellar day for Shohei Ohtani. He got a lifetime fan and his first career triple. And the Halos picked up another W and for now look like a serious contender for the AL West division with Ohtani doing his best Shotime.