ANAHEIM, Calif. – If this without a doubt is the one, the ideal ballplayer, he accompanies sensitive highlights and an once seven days shave and a beguiling propensity for chuckling at his own particular jokes. He comes not tired, and not suspicious, and not pompous, yet beyond any doubt enough of himself to know there is no certain thing. There are no certain ways. There is, maybe, just legitimate exertion. Thus he comes two or three decades subsequent to being prodded onto a ball field out of the blue, advised to go here and here and here, and never knew enough to quit going here or here or here, with the exception of possibly to shortstop. He doesn't go there any longer. Also, he goes ahead a 90-degree day in Southern California while wearing a dark blue jacket of what seemed to be velvet, or smooth, and he conceded that when that day arrived he couldn't know whether the climate would request clothing for a blanketed Chicago day or a cool Seattle day or a foggy San Francisco day or this, the sun a bit excessively close for December, the dais loaded with radiating men, the court and parking garage of Holy messenger Stadium loaded down with individuals droning his name. "Hey," he said into a mouthpiece, "my name is Shohei Ohtani." By then he'd cheerfully supplanted the coat with a red Blessed messengers shirt, the No. 17, and later uncovered, "I really needed No. 27, however another person was wearing that number."
He giggled when he said it. He chuckled alongside the rest when it was deciphered. The another person, obviously, is Mike Trout, the sufficiently ideal ballplayer whose Heavenly attendants for the greater part of seven years have coordinated neither his ability nor his guarantee. Not that they haven't now and again attempted. Albert Pujols came. So too joshed Hamilton. Others. And after that each season finished as did the last, or about in this way, and the ballclub meandered a course of unremarkableness, livening up for four or five at-bats a night from Trout. So it was with all around excitement the Holy messengers on Saturday presented Ohtani, the 23-year-old right-gave pitcher, left-gave hitter, uber-player from Japan. He waved, offered a short bow and watched out from behind dim eyes, neither delicate nor testing. All the more, maybe, inquisitive at the to-do of everything. A thousand fans put aside a few hours on their Saturday evening. A short line shaped at a transitory stand that sold season tickets. The ways to the group store were wedged open. More than 200 media individuals went to, maybe 150 from Japanese news organizations. When he broke about his apprehension in talking before such a large number of, or the possibility this would all go ahead Trout's big day, or his plan to win his first choice as a pitcher and hit his initially grand slam in a similar amusement, handfuls in the group snickered before his words were deciphered.
The Holy messengers have a tendency to do these things as get up and go energizes spruced up as public interviews, thus when an inquiry was acted like to whether Ohtani truly could be front-end beginning pitcher and a center of-the-lineup bat, a rough voice from the group spat, "Hellfire no doubt he can do it!", and that was that. Gotten some information about what he would be and how frequently and whether he truly trusts this could be, Ohtani conceded to what he's dependably been, a ballplayer, from the time he could recall. On the off chance that there is an arrangement, it's a liquid arrangement, with regards to the particulars. All things considered, there would be no disarray over the Heavenly attendants' conviction that Ohtani could lead their revolution and furthermore fill in as a semi-general assigned hitter. "The person," Holy messengers administrator Mike Scioscia stated, "is really a two-way player." Past that, he stated, "It doesn't bode well to put numbers on it. In the event that you inquire about what he did in Japan, he wasn't keeping money 600 plate appearances. As a pitcher he has No. 1 starter stuff on many staffs in the diversion. His stuff is off the graphs. So it'll be an adjust. I don't think anyone expects 33 begins and 650 plate appearances.