Ohtani Pranks Roberts, Breaks Record With Historic Homer

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Before the Dodgers faced the Braves, Shohei Ohtani pulled a playful prank on manager Dave Roberts. Promising Roberts a car to mark his record-breaking home runs, Ohtani delivered a toy Porsche instead, sparking laughter between the two.

During Saturday night's game, Ohtani made history by hitting his eighth homer of the season, surpassing Roberts' record for most homers by a Japanese-born player in Dodgers history, just 34 games into his Dodgers career.

Explaining the backstory, Ohtani's pursuit of Roberts' record became a lighthearted joke between player and manager. This playful banter added a fun element to the baseball season.

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

The journey to breaking the record included humorous moments, like Ohtani's reaction upon learning about Roberts' record and Roberts jokingly hoping his record wouldn't be broken too soon.

Even amidst the jesting, Ohtani's dedication to the chase was evident. He playfully reminded Roberts when they were tied and eventually surpassed the record, with Roberts graciously acknowledging Ohtani's achievement.

Ohtani's teammates praised his humor throughout the chase, highlighting a more playful side to the Japanese star. The gift of the toy car added another amusing layer to the ongoing joke.

As Ohtani rounded the bases after his historic homer, Roberts greeted him with open arms, acknowledging Ohtani's accomplishment with humor and gratitude.

In the end, Ohtani's prank and record-breaking homer showcased a playful yet determined side of the baseball star, earning him praise and recognition from teammates and manager alike.

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Source: MLB


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