Fans of the Blue Jays may have had their prayers answered. Or at least they thought.
On Friday afternoon, baseball fans on Twitter spent their time tracking afternoon flights, and convinced themselves that Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese baseball pitcher and designated hitter, was enroute to Toronto to sign a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi led the charge. While also stating, that a rep for his agency would not comment when asked about Ohtani’s travel plans.
Ohtani’s decision on which Major League Baseball organization to sign a contract with is said to be imminent, with fans and commentators alike expecting a decision to be announced as early as today. He previously spent six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, while Sports Illustrated earlier today indicated that he would be signing with the Jays.
Footage was even circulating that alleged to show Ohtani at the Toronto airport:
By 5PM, it was reported that Ohtani was at home in Los Angeles by Bob Nightengale from USA Today.
And it turns out, the plane Jays fans believed to be carrying Shohei Ohtani, was carrying Robert Herjavec of Dragon’s Den fame.
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