A photo posted by a coworker explains why everyone was surprised to see Otani’s hand.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has taken everyone by surprise.
Ohtani’s teammate, Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval, posted a photo on his social media on Thursday (June 24). The photo shows Ohtani sitting on a bus seat and looking at him. Sandoval explained that the photo was taken on the first of last month.안전놀이터
What caught everyone’s attention and created a buzz was the fact that Ohtani’s right hand was in a bag of snacks. Holding a ring-shaped onion-flavored snack, Ohtani was not eating the snack, but his hand was inside the bag as if to pick it up.
The photo quickly went viral. Bolly Sports West, which covered the Angels game on May 25, showed the photo during its broadcast. Fans reacted to the clip with comments such as, “It’s a rare photo of Ohtani eating sweets,” and “It was delicious enough for him to eat.”
Commentator Ryota Igarashi, who was broadcasting Ohtani’s match in Japan, said, “Ohtani is eating sweets. I thought Ohtani wouldn’t eat snacks on the bus ride. When he saw someone eating fried chicken at the WBC, he said, ‘I envy you,’ but he didn’t eat it. I pay a lot of attention to food,” he said.
The fact that so many people were surprised by a bag of snacks is a testament to the self-care that Ohtani has always practiced through strict dietary control. He’s known for meticulously counting nutrients and calories in every meal, and in 2021, he even gave up his favorite egg dish because it wasn’t working for him.
Luke Shinoda, who coordinated Japan’s team at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in March, said in a post-tournament interview that Ohtani “counted calories for every meal and ate a set menu, not eating things like rice balls or fried chicken.”
Since he was a high school student, Ohtani has kept track of his dreams, goals, and plans to achieve his major league dreams and make history as a two-sport athlete. The humanity that Ohtani occasionally shows amidst his strict self-management has become a source of humor for major league fans.
On May 25, Ohtani hit his 12th home run of the season against the Boston Red Sox. The Angels went on to win 7-3. Ohtani and teammate Mike Trout have now homered in all four games of the season, all in team victories.