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Shohei Ohtani's Starting To Reveal All His Powers Shohei Ohtani's Starting To Reveal All His Powers

Shohei Ohtani has a fastball that he can pump up to 100 mph and dot on all four corners of the strike zone. He has a splitter that dives straight into hell and takes the souls of many batters with it. Those are two very good pitches. If you throw those two pitches exclusively, you’re basically late-era Roger Clemens…

Here Are Two More Dope Baseball Things Shohei Ohtani Can Do Here Are Two More Dope Baseball Things Shohei Ohtani Can Do

One of the most fun things about watching a fresh new baseball darling rack up regular major-league at-bats is all the opportunities to see how the skills you’ve been hearing so much about, all those precious tools, actually manifest themselves on the field. You know a guy has power, but does he have big-boy,…

Shohei Ohtani's Dinger-Smoking Heroics Cut Short By Injured Ankle Shohei Ohtani's Dinger-Smoking Heroics Cut Short By Injured Ankle

Shohei Ohtani smoked another home run Friday night, his fourth of the season. This one came off a sizzling 97-mph fastball from Yankees pitcher Luis Severino that appeared to be well off the plate inside:

Shohei Ohtani Threw The Ball Hard As Fuck

Baseball prince Shohei Ohtani got knocked around in his last start against the Red Sox and had to leave the game after two innings due to a blister on his pitching hand. That was a bummer, mostly because blisters have a way of being incurable nuisances capable of undermining entire seasons. So when Ohtani took the…

Curse This Shohei Ohtani Blister Curse This Shohei Ohtani Blister

After Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani started the season on a tear, hitting .367 with three homers through eight games, and posting two dominant starts that featured a five-inning stretch with 65 pitches and 10 strikeouts, it seemed his only kryptonite would be an eventual regression to numbers resembling normalcy. Enter…

Shohei Ohtani Got Yanked After Just Two Innings Shohei Ohtani Got Yanked After Just Two Innings

Shohei Ohtani had his first truly bad game of his young MLB career tonight, as the Japanese phenom only pitched two rocky innings against the Red Sox before he got pulled by his manager. Mookie Betts set the tone for the outing, hitting a 3-2 pitch into left-center field for a lead-off homer, and Ohtani couldn’t quite…

Shohei Ohtani, Like All Of Us, Wants The Angels To Play Him More Shohei Ohtani, Like All Of Us, Wants The Angels To Play Him More

Shohei Ohtani is the best thing to happen in this MLB season so far. Not only is the dual pitching/hitting threat trying out a regular routine that’s essentially never been seen by any living baseball fan, he’s also succeeding at it. In an obviously small sample size, Ohtani is hitting .364 and throwing a 2.08 ERA…

Should The Giants Trade Odell Beckham? Should The Giants Trade Odell Beckham?

Odell Beckham is the only reason you should ever watch a New York Giants game, but he also happens to be in the final year of his contract and coming off a busted ankle. He wants to get paid, but it’s hard to see the Giants ponying up when MISTER MARA is out there with a clenched jaw, openly fuming about his wideout…

Fragile Rookie Shohei Ohtani Unable To Overcome Dominance Of Legendary Bartolo Colon Fragile Rookie Shohei Ohtani Unable To Overcome Dominance Of Legendary Bartolo Colon

He didn’t start the game, but anyone who stuck with tonight’s Angels-Rangers blowout was treated with a glimpse of baseball’s most fascinating, awe-inspiring marvel. And Bartolo Colón did not disappoint. The pitcher that does what no one else in MLB can do—that is, strike people out at age 44—helped with mop-up duty…

It All Feels Possible For Shohei Ohtani It All Feels Possible For Shohei Ohtani

We’ll start with this: No living baseball fan has ever seen anything like Shohei Ohtani.

Shohei Ohtani Is Very Clearly Not From This Planet Shohei Ohtani Is Very Clearly Not From This Planet

I feel like if you’re even remotely a sports fan, you must tune in to watch Shohei Ohtani. What he is doing so far this season is genuinely insane. Listen to me! He leads the Angels in home runs, batting average, and OPS, and is second in runs batted in, and today he took a perfect game into the seventh inning. He…

Shohei Ohtani's Third Dinger Was A Mighty Bomb Shohei Ohtani's Third Dinger Was A Mighty Bomb

The Angels opened a home series against the Athletics Friday night, in a game in which 14 total pitchers were used, and neither starter made it past the fourth inning. Wait, hang on, 15 total pitchers were used—Shohei Ohtani, a pitcher, started at designated hitter for the Angels, and smoked this here 449-foot…

Shohei Ohtani Socks His First Major-League Dinger Shohei Ohtani Socks His First Major-League Dinger

In his first at-bat since earning a win in his first major-league start two days ago, two-way rookie phenom Shohei Ohtani smacked one back to center field for his first major-league home run:

Shohei Ohtani Looked Pretty Damn Nice On The Mound Shohei Ohtani Looked Pretty Damn Nice On The Mound

Sunday brought most American baseball fans their first good look at what kind of pitcher Angels two-way prospect Shohei Ohtani might be. What they saw was pretty fuckin’ good.

The Dodgers Still Sound Pretty Annoyed With Shohei Ohtani The Dodgers Still Sound Pretty Annoyed With Shohei Ohtani

Before signing with the Angels, Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani narrowed his list to seven teams, and heard in-person presentations from each. Players from one of those teams, at least, say the whole thing was a farce and Ohtani shouldn’t have wasted their time.

Report: Aw, Man, Shohei Ohtani Has Mild Ligament Damage In His Elbow Report: Aw, Man, Shohei Ohtani Has Mild Ligament Damage In His Elbow

The words “elbow” and “damage” can easily be terrifying when used together in any headline about a pitcher, much less one who could potentially be among the greatest players of his generation and certainly among the most fascinating, but do not fret (that much). Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has reported that Shohei…

MLB's Stupid Rules Might Lead To A Shohei Ohtani Investigation MLB's Stupid Rules Might Lead To A Shohei Ohtani Investigation

Shohei Ohtani just signed with the Angels, and according to a report from ESPN, there’s a good chance they will be subjected to an investigation by Major League Baseball.

Shohei Ohtani Is An Angel Shohei Ohtani Is An Angel

Here it is. The big one. Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will play in Anaheim. Ohtani will suit up with Mike Trout, and make the Angels very goddamn interesting.

Congrats To The Twins For Cashing In On Two AL West Teams’ Shohei Ohtani Thirst Congrats To The Twins For Cashing In On Two AL West Teams’ Shohei Ohtani Thirst

The Minnesota Twins, who were informed earlier this week that they are out of contention to sign Shohei Ohtani, made the best of the mayhem by swiping two top-10 prospects from the Mariners and Angels, two teams reportedly very much still in the mix to get the Japanese superstar.

Shohei Ohtani Narrows Down His List To Seven Teams Shohei Ohtani Narrows Down His List To Seven Teams

In the end—or, in the beginning, I suppose, given that it took him all of two days to eliminate 23 teams from the running—Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani’s criteria for a Major League team had nothing to do with money, and nothing to do with the DH. Instead, the very first cut apparently came down to pure…

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