Not since Babe Ruth have we seen a two-way superstar in the majors.
Ohtani is a special player with an incredibly bright future.
Few have ever been able to both pitch and hit.
Ohtani was on center stage in last night’s 6-0 win over the Houston Astros, throwing six innings of one-hit ball.
But a picture of him on the mound with his uniform dirty that surfaced during the game captures the reality of what Ohtani can do and what he has become.
Shohei Ohtani taking the mound with a perfect game in progress but also with his uniform dirty from running the bases. Will never get old. pic.twitter.com/K2bDAjaTOD
— Alden González (@Alden_Gonzalez) April 21, 2022
Both Sides Of The Ball
With the designated hitter now being universal, it’s rare that you’re going to see a pitcher on the mound with his uniform dirty after running the bases, while also having a perfect game intact.
But that just speaks to the sheer ability of Ohtani.
There really isn’t anything he can’t do.
He might just be the best player in all of baseball today.
He grinds it out both on the mound and at the plate.
The way he can hit and blow hitters away with his nasty stuff on the mound is unparalleled.
He really is something else out there on the baseball field and we’re all lucky enough to be able to even witness it.
But that picture just goes to show the ability of Ohtani and how he is a star in all facets of the game.
Perhaps another MVP-season is in order.