With the Los Angeles Angels about to play their final road game in Texas at Globe Life Field, local media in Texas have been speculating that Ohtani could find a “good fit” and join the Texas Rangers.
Ohtani batted second in the lineup against the Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday (June 16) and went 1-for-4 with a walk. After reaching base on an infield single in his first at-bat of the second inning, he was silent in his next three at-bats. The game ended in a 3-7 loss for the Angels.
Japanese media outlet Junichi Sports reported after the game, “Manager Phil Nevin’s voice was quieter than ever. The players seemed to have no nerves from the pregame training.” As the Angels’ chances of making the postseason slip away, there’s a sense of unease in the air.
The farewell to Ohtani is also looming. Fans of the Angels’ opponents are now openly chanting that they want Ohtani. Texas fans have also been courting the free agent, saying, “Come to Texas.” The fans with the signs were caught on camera and became a hot topic.
The Dallas Morning News, a local Texas media outlet, even speculated that Texas could make a bold investment in the free agent. They said that Texas could favor Ohtani based on his performance at Globe Life Field.
“When you play 81 home games, there are going to be nights when the crowd is small and quiet, and that’s natural on a Tuesday night in mid-August, but that was not the case in the right-field stands at Globe Life Field. They filled an entire section and had a presence throughout the stadium.”카지노
Not only did the fans liven up the stadium, but they also gave Ohtani a taste of the hearts of Texas fans. “Come to Texas,” they chanted every time he stepped up to the plate.
Locatus also reported, “The 17th could be Ohtani’s last game against Texas at Globe Life Field. “It’s unclear where Ohtani will go after his contract with the Angels expires at the end of the season, but he’s batting .467 with four home runs in 23 at-bats there. Given his performance at Globe Life Field, a move to Texas could be a reality.”