34 episodes

We follow the path of new baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani, a two-way player who came to the MLB from Japan as both a pitcher and hitter. Now in Season 2, we'll see how he follows up winning Rookie Of The Year in 2018 and getting Tommy John surgery during the offseason. He's come back action in early May 2019 so we'll look at how he does. Episodes for this year will be after certain big news happens or enough adds up over a certain period so stay tuned for updates. Podcast hosted by Jack Sommer and Kevin De Los Santos.

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We follow the path of new baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani, a two-way player who came to the MLB from Japan as both a pitcher and hitter. Now in Season 2, we'll see how he follows up winning Rookie Of The Year in 2018 and getting Tommy John surgery during the offseason. He's come back action in early May 2019 so we'll look at how he does. Episodes for this year will be after certain big news happens or enough adds up over a certain period so stay tuned for updates. Podcast hosted by Jack Sommer and Kevin De Los Santos.

    Sophomore Year Recap (2019 Finale)

    Sophomore Year Recap (2019 Finale)

    Ohtani's season ended a couple weeks ago, but the Angels just wrapped up their regular season (with no playoffs ahead of them). We talk about some minor updates about the knee surgery Ohtani had a couple weeks ago and then take a step back to look at how his sophomore season went overall in 2019 as a one-way player.

    Then we do a speed round of the Angels overall season, the freshly announced firing of manager Brad Ausmus after only one year (and rumors of Joe Maddon being hired in his place), as well as our suggestions for upcoming free agents that Billy Eppler should pursue in the offseason to fill spots they need.

    We'll be back in Spring Training 2020!

    You can also click below for Pros and Cons, our other (non-baseball) podcast, which we'll still be doing in the offseason: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pros-and-cons/id1450368529

    • 33 min
    The Unexpected Knee Surgery

    The Unexpected Knee Surgery

    There was breaking news on Thursday, out of nowhere, that Ohtani was going to have season-ending knee surgery the next day on Friday (we were as shocked to hear as you are). With no indication of this throughout the year, this was an unfortunate way to end the year. But we look at why it actually may not be the worst situation and the positive side of his recovery to come leading up to next season.

    Additionally, we give an update on the Angels season (officially out of wild card race, other injuries, Mike Trout to likely be MVP, and Tyler Skaggs further aftermath).

    We'll have one more episode after the baseball regular season finishes at the end of the month to recap Ohtani's 2019 overall, so stay tuned for that.

    • 30 min
    Midseason Update + R.I.P. Tyler Skaggs

    Midseason Update + R.I.P. Tyler Skaggs

    The All-Star break happened this week. After a few days off, today marks the 2nd half of the season beginning. We talk about how Ohtani's done so far since coming back in early May, hitting for the cycle, getting a dinger on his 25th birthday, MLB not even offering him an invite to participate in the Home Run Derby this year, and more. Also, we talk about the latest updates with the Angels and look at the tragic passing of Angels pitcher, Tyler Skaggs, who died on July 1st at 27 years young and was a key part of their team and helped Ohtani with his transition to the U.S.

    • 40 min
    The Kikuchi Matchup: 1st Round Goes To Shohei

    The Kikuchi Matchup: 1st Round Goes To Shohei

    In a historic first MLB matchup in America between Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani, two young baseball stars from Japan from the same region and high school, the two faced off for the first time in an MLB game. Being that Ohtani is only hitting this year, it was strictly a pitcher (Kikuchi) vs. hitter (Ohtani) matchup. The bats won the battle by a landslide, as did the Angels overall. They destroyed Kikuchi. We talk about the details of the game, as well as Ohtani's first month back after returning to playing following getting Tommy John surgery in the offseason. Plus, how the Angels have been doing so far in their first couple months.

    • 29 min
    Ohtani's Return! Sophomore Season Begins

    Ohtani's Return! Sophomore Season Begins

    THE BOY IS BACK! Finally, Ohtani was activated to play again this week. We talk about what that means, how he did in his first series back, predictions for this season from here on, how the Angels are doing, and other Shohei related news.

    • 26 min
    S2 Intro: Recap for Offseason, Winning Rookie Of The Year Award, and Current Status of Injury

    S2 Intro: Recap for Offseason, Winning Rookie Of The Year Award, and Current Status of Injury

    We're back for a special offseason recap as Spring Training ends and Opening Day is here with the baseball season officially at its start for 2019. This episode breaks down Ohtani winning Rookie Of The Year, the current status of his arm following his Tommy John surgery and his workouts, Angels news with pickups and the big Mike Trout contract, and the retirement of Ohtani's idol Ichiro Suzuki. (To note: Ohtani is scheduled to come back in May, so we will plan to return when he does)

    • 25 min

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