The Shohei Ohtani news cycle has mostly been in slumber since he stunned everyone by signing with the Angels in early December, but with pitchers and catchers reporting to camp Tuesday, it’s time to get the “Japanese Babe Ruth” hype rolling again.
Ohtani’s arrival to Tempe Diablo Stadium was apparently its own event, as hoards of media members flocked to watch him play catch. Below are a number of photos of media thirsting for some Ohtani content, because this is what you do at spring training when there’s no real news and a cold a stove:
Update: He’s throwing!
If the media hype isn’t enough, anonymous Angels players are already raving about his “stupid power” and ability to light up the radar gun:
Honestly. After watching him take BP last week it’s hard to not buy into this Asian Ken Griffey Jr. hype:
He’s also apparently very good at golf, according to Garrett Richards: