Away back during the courtship period — long before free-agent Shohei Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels — we asked a scout about the player’s best attribute?
“His speed,” said the scout who had been to Japan.
“No, he’s fast, I saw him break late to cover first and he still beat a quick runner to take the throw for the out,” said the scout. “He can really run.”
Thoughts of that November conversation came to mind Wednesday watching Ohtani effortlessly lope home from second in the top of the ninth. He scored what stood as the game winner on Andrelton Simmons’s two-run single. The…
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