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Ohtani gives a Porsche to Joe Kelly's wife for his No. 17 with Dodgers

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What a heartwarming story for us plebs, eh?

-11 ( +19 / -30 )

Regifted a white elephant (electric car that costs a fortune to maintain, buy replacements parts for, and loses its value quickly). He makes good moves on and off the fields. hahaha.

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

Why was she so stunned? Does Joe not share any of his multi-million dollar salary with her?

2 ( +8 / -6 )

He could have had bought some food to the hungers lying around the Dodgers stadium, esp during this time of the year. Cold, Hungry and Lonely.

-7 ( +11 / -18 )

Did it have a giant bow on top, like in those stupid car commercials every year at Christmas time?

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

Why was she so stunned? 

Because he did not have to do it?

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

So many people here who don't like positivity.

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Absolutely shameless and tone-deaf on SOO many levels. He could have just given her some local, traditional items from his home prefecture of Iwate as a "thank you." That would have been HUMBLE and RESPECTFUL (and boosted the popularity of Iwate and Iwate goods) A win-win in accord with Japanese sensibilities.

-17 ( +9 / -26 )

So many people here who don't like positivity

There were other options Ohtani could have chosen

and still been PoSiTiVe.

-17 ( +6 / -23 )

Age of Asparagus: upvoted...

-19 ( +3 / -22 )

Thank you for spelling my name correctly, 3RENSHO.

I accidentally misspelled it because I was drunk at the time

and don't remember. ; )

Seriously though, Ohtani gifting the Porsche is more a typical

American thing to do. I know because I'm American. Maybe

Ohtani is losing his Japanese-ness?

-23 ( +4 / -27 )

This sports propaganda is transparent and tiring. Sports and news about athletes shouldn't even be in news publications. There should just be separate sports publications. Many don't want to admit it, but spectator sports are not important. Same with celebrity news. Leave it out of publications that have more important daily updates on current issues and events. Now, you have articles with photos of mother's holding children while crying in warzones right next to sports teams celebrating a win. The divide between people is not based on race, religion, nationality. It's based on those that are sane and those that are insane.

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

He's free to do whatever he wants. Guess he does not read JT.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Yeah, he's free to be a shallow, out-of-touch sportsball man.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

There sure are a lot of people who take out their frustrations at having never achieved greatness on the people who have achieved greatness.

I too had lofty ambitions, but now I'm just an average corporate Joe. Wait... you know who's fault that is? The people who really made something of their lives!

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Shows how kind Ohtani is, another quality to add to his set. Just disappointing I guess that it wasn't a Toyota or Mazda to support his local industry.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Fighto!: "Shows how kind Ohtani is"

Giving a Porsche to another man's wife? No, it shows how rich and out of touch he has become. Kindness would have been simply going to the door, thanking her, and some other gesture of thankfulness, and then maybe donating the amount of the car to a charity of her choice instead.

"Just disappointing I guess that it wasn't a Toyota or Mazda to support his local industry."

Well, he wanted to give her something superior, I guess.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

A win-win in accord with Japanese sensibilities.

Obvious that humbleness has worn off being in the States. T that’s his American side.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

He could have had bought some food to the hungers lying around the Dodgers stadium, esp during this time of the year. Cold, Hungry and Lonely.

How do you know he didn’t ?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

@garypen No it did not as a matter of fact it’s silver it was parked in front of her their home and as I type I can still see the vehicle in the driveway. Joe and his wife were high school sweethearts we live in the same hometown. How do I know they live a stone throw from my home.

Did it have a giant bow on top, like in those stupid car commercials every year at Christmas time?

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