Stop all the Shoehi Ohtani talk! The sweepstakes has officially ended with one hilarious tweet from the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
There are a lot of people who want Shohei Ohtani to jump the ocean and wind up on their team. There aren’t many people who are willing to look desperate when it comes to recruiting him to their team.
Well, enter Brandon McCarthy, the right-handed starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Apparently he’s more than willing to beg to get Ohtani to consider signing with the defending National League champions.
2. good food (pretty please)
3. money (lots)
4. the best fans (according to our fans)
5. great park to pitch and hit in (is this helping? we're running out of ideas)
7. seriously. please https://t.co/dEeMS11Dcl
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) November 27, 2017
So, essentially McCarthy is saying what everyone is seriously thinking. PLEASE choose us, Ohtani. Please grace us with your presence and skill in our home ballpark and we’ll repay you with a World Series championship.
But it also brings to light just how ridiculous this whole thing with Ohtani is. I mean, the guy is such a hot commodity that he has to weed through applications that are filled with endless accolades about him. Selfish? Possibly. However, he is the most wanted man in baseball right about now.
And why wouldn’t Ohtani want to join the Dodgers? They clearly are only going up, being the second-best baseball team all of last year. Another appealing factor? They are the same team that Kenta Maeda, another Japanese-born player, calls his own.
Who knows? Maybe Ohtani is a huge fan of humor and somehow hears of McCarthy’s Twitter. If he isn’t, at least we all got a huge chuckle out of McCarthy, the former New York Yankees, making a fool of himself on the internet.
Actually, I’m surprised that Noah Syndergaard hasn’t made his pitch on Twitter since he seems to live on the social media site. I mean, I think his main selling point would be that he would be joining possibly the best flow in the starting rotation.
Well, Brandon McCarthy won this round. Let’s see if it pays off as the chase for Ohtani continues.