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Ohtani gets All-Star win for AL; bats, too

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Japan's pride! He is symbol of hope for all sports fans, and a good distraction against Covid-19 fear mongering...

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Japan's pride! He is symbol of hope for all sports fans, and a good distraction against Covid-19 fear mongering...

The only Japanese people with any cause to be proud, other than Ohtani himself, are his parents and a small group of people including his coaches, teachers, friends, and JP teammates who actually helped influence and guide him. Nobody else had anything to do with his success, and thus nothing to be proud of.

OTOH, it's fine to be happy for him, and enjoy his success. Many American baseball fans are, as well, including myself. The dude can play. He brought some excitement to that Home Run Derby, too. Double tie-breaker! Great stuff! (Full disclosure: As a Mets fan, I was ultimately rooting for Alonso, though.)

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I like Ohtani, I’m impressed

but let’s not get too carried away. He hasn’t won anything yet. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t.

It’s all about winning

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Stands jammed full of fans, not a mask in sight.

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I hope he continues to do well, or the morning “news” programs will have nothing but cats playing footage.

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Good for him.

But man those AS game uniforms are awful.

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I respect Otani's fight against racism in America.

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@garypen

Are you really saying Japanese people can be proud of Shohei’s success??

At my old job all of my Filipino co-workers love Manny Pacquiao, referring to him as the pride of the Philippines. Maybe you can come by some day and lecture them on how they have no right to be to be proud of him? Maybe while you’re at it, you can also go ahead and tell all of the young Dominican kids who idolize Tatis that they have no right to reason to be proud of him either?

Honestly, I’ve never heard a supposed baseball fan say anything so ridiculous

The only Japanese people with any cause to be proud, other than Ohtani himself, are his parents and a small group of people including his coaches, teachers, friends, and JP teammates who actually helped influence and guide him. Nobody else had anything to do with his success, and thus nothing to be proud of.

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*can’t

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Are you really saying Japanese people can be proud of Shohei’s success??

Yes.

At my old job all of my Filipino co-workers love Manny Pacquiao, referring to him as the pride of the Philippines. Maybe you can come by some day and lecture them on how they have no right to be to be proud of him?

I didn't say they had no right. I said they had no cause. They have a right to feel any way they want, even if it's not justified.

Maybe while you’re at it, you can also go ahead and tell all of the young Dominican kids who idolize Tatis that they have no right to reason to be proud of him either?

They have plenty of cause to idolize him. They have no cause to be proud his accomplishments, as they had nothing to do with them. The two things are completely different, like wealth and class, for instance.

Honestly, I’ve never heard a supposed baseball fan say anything so ridiculous

Seriously? You've never heard a Cleveland fan predict they were "going all the way this year"?

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I didn't say they had no right. I said they had no cause. They have a right to feel any way they want, even if it's not justified.

Uh okay... then I invite you to come down and explain to them why they have no “cause” to be proud of him and let me know how they respond.

They have plenty of cause to idolize him. They have no cause to be proud his accomplishments, as they had nothing to do with them.

by this logic, literally no one can be proud of anyone else.

Seriously? You've never heard a Cleveland fan predict they were "going all the way this year"?

what are you talking about? I hear people say stuff like that all the time. What I’ve never heard until today, is a fan telling another fan that they have no “cause” to be proud of their players’ accomplishments. Imagine telling some young Dominican kid that he has no “cause” to be proud of Tatis, lol! I’m finding it hard to believe your a real Mets fan.

Shohei has the entire cease all world excited and every one of his fans have “cause” to feel proud of him

and btw:

Dominican pride

-Fernando Tatis Jr.

Tatis has no doubt shown amazing loyalty to his country, returning to baseball to raise funds to build a church in his native San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, and his countrymen are all very proud of the players that will be representing them in the Classic.”

-Bleacher Report

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"It was a lot more tiring compared to the regular season, but if everyone had fun I'm good with it," he said.

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The guys a great baseball player. Everyone that's trying to bring politics, and race into this, get a life. And just let him enjoy the moment and have fun.

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