Enjoy New York Media and Fans Losing Their Minds Over Shohei Ohtani Eliminating the Yankees

How did New York media and Yankees fans react to Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani snubbing their team (and pretty much the entire east coast)? Nothing crazy, they’re just ready for Hot Stove season to move on.

Just kidding! The entire state went ballistic over a potential superstar preferring to play on the west coast, and immediately started firing shots. The NY Daily News fired the opening salvo with this ridiculous cover calling him a chicken:

STAGE FRIGHT: Shohei Otani too scared to play for the @Yankees

An early look at Monday's front page https://t.co/BFmiNlWlSh pic.twitter.com/3BqOTFTf6j

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 4, 2017

Ah yes. Shohei fears the big city, because Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, and San Francisco obviously aren’t large markets. And now, reaction from New York fans…

It is June 20th, 2018. Aaron Judge just took Shohei Ohtani 457 feet, half way up the left field bleachers. What a mammoth homer. Wow.

— . (@thefakemkell) December 3, 2017

I don’t know him personally, but it seems Shohei Ohtani might be the dumbest person on the planet. You won’t even meet with the Yankees? Who is advising you that’s a good idea? LOSER. Enjoy Seattle or Minnesota

— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) December 3, 2017

I hope Ohtani is a fucking bust

— Giancarlo Stanton Is A Yankee (@SevyAce40) December 3, 2017

Enjoy the Padres you fucking loser lmfaooo

— Giancarlo Stanton Is A Yankee (@SevyAce40) December 3, 2017

I’m a Red Sox fan and I agree. He turned down two of the best organizations in baseball in the same day. Hope he has fun losing in San Diego.

— angryKarny (@Angry_Karny) December 4, 2017

Moving on from butthurt NY fans, Ohtani, official hero of the west coast, has narrowed his list down to seven teams:

The seven teams that will meet Ohtani, confirmed to The Athletic from sources: #Dodgers; #Angels; #Padres; #Mariners; #SFGiants; #Rangers; #Cubs. Every other club is out.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2017

Last week: Mike Francesa predicts the Yankees win Ohtani.

Shohei Ohtani has told the #Yankees he will not sign with them. Here's Mike Francesa last week, informing us that Ohtani will definitely be a Yankee.

"You could just see this one a mile away." 🤣 pic.twitter.com/S4CiBCteNk

— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) December 3, 2017