Shohei Ohtani’s next team odds abruptly changed late Friday night after a full day of speculation that he would join the Toronto Blue Jays.
For anyone keeping up with social media, a circus-like clown show erupted among baseball insiders early Friday morning when reports surfaced that Ohtani was on a plane to Toronto. Not since that video of a pair of Blue Jays fans doing it has the franchise received so much international attention.
Sources: Shohei Ohtani is en route to Toronto today.
A representative of his agency, CAA, would not comment when asked about Ohtani’s travel plans.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 8, 2023
After hours of plane-tracking, it turned out that Ohtani wasn’t in fact on the aircraft in question. Rather, it was ‘Shark Tank’ regular Robert Herjavec.
Our CBC photographer Evan Mitsui is messaging me from Pearson Airport right now.
He confirms new reports that Ohtani was NOT on the private jet.
It was in fact carrying Canadian businessman Robert Herjavec and his family.
— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) December 8, 2023
Herjavec had a little fun with the whole situation on his Instagram account:
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Despite the fake out, the popular consensus after all that brouhaha was still that Ohtani’s likeliest landing spot was now the Blue Jays.
Interestingly enough, on Friday night, Ohtani’s next team odds abruptly changed.
That is quite different from the “lock” it seemed to be for most of the day that Ohtani would be a member of the Blue Jays come this weekend.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) December 7, 2023
What do the odds makers know that the general public does not? It is unclear.
That being said – clearly something is amiss. Time will tell what it is.
Not since the topic of Ohtani’s girlfriend has the general public been so invested in what the best player in all of Major League Baseball is up to.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) December 9, 2023
Clearly there is a hunger to see where he will end up.
But folks will have to wait one more day for that.
Will Ohtani join the Dodgers or Blue Jays when it’s all said and done? An answer one way or another is coming soon.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.