He thinks that Shohei Ohtani being the face of baseball is dangerous as a result of he wants an interpreter:
This take will go down in historical past as one of many worst, if not the worst, in baseball historical past.
LA Angels’ DH/SP Shohei Ohtani is ideal because the face of baseball.
In accordance with Smith, it doesn’t matter that LA Angels’ two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is hitting .279/.364/.698 with 70 RBI (as a two-hole hitter) and a Main League-leading 33 residence runs as a result of he wants an interpreter.
It additionally doesn’t matter to Smith that Ohtani additionally made the All-Star crew as not solely the beginning DH however because the AL beginning pitcher too. To Smith, it doesn’t matter what anybody does in the event that they want an interpreter.
I don’t assume anyone with a working mind might agree with what Stephen A. is saying. He even claimed to his co-worker Max Kellerman (who rightfully argued with him), that he is aware of his baseball. Nicely, that’s clearly not true.
The ignorance that Smith confirmed over this ridiculous opinion exhibits that he probably hasn’t watched a single inning of Angels baseball this yr. In reality, in his speech, he questioned his host, Molly Qerim, over what number of Angels video games she’s watched this yr.
She expressed that she has in reality watched many Angels video games this yr. All of us have, as Ohtani has delivered the ten most watched common season video games this season. The one one who hasn’t watched Ohtani is clearly Stephen A.
The worst half about this isn’t even that he stated it doesn’t assist that Ohtani is the face of the sport whereas needing an interpreter. It’s that he really additionally stated that it “contributes to harming the sport”:
That is rubbing mainly everybody the mistaken approach. It’s disappointing when these items occurs, particularly when it’s anyone who’s been in sports activities media for therefore lengthy and has held such prestigious positions for fairly a while.
In a yr the place baseball has been drowning in all of the “sticky stuff” drama and all of the discuss that the game is dying, Ohtani has supplied an unbelievable quantity of juice to this sport. For Smith to say that Ohtani has damage baseball by needing an interpreter couldn’t be extra false.
Baseball hasn’t been performed at this stage since Babe Ruth was round, and maybe hasn’t been played at this level ever. Many individuals say that this sport is ‘dying,’ and Ohtani has been respiration life into all of it season.
What an embarrassing take from Stephen A.