It's Shotime!: Shohei Ohtani and the future of baseball

Episode 131,  Oct 12, 2022, 10:00 AM

Sports writers often dabble in hyperbole when describing athletes at the top of their game, but when it comes to Shohei Ohtani, the player they call “Shotime,” phrases like “once in a generation” and “the best baseball player ever” are written in earnest.

Why all the hype? Because almost nobody has come close to achieving what he has since the 1920s. This week on Deep Dive, Jason Coskrey and Dave Cortez speak with host Jason Jenkins about what makes Ohtani both an exceptional athlete and likable person, and they discuss what his success could mean for the game of baseball as a whole.

Read/ see more:
On this episode:
Jason Coskrey: Articles | Twitter
Dave Cortez: Articles | Twitter
Jason Jenkins: Articles | Twitter

We have recently begun experimenting with transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

Get in touch with the Deep Dive team at Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you’ve enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

Photo: Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws to the plate in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium last month. | JAYNE KAMIN-ONCEA USA TODAY SPORTS / VIA REUTERS