Friday was a monumental day for the Los Angeles Angels.
The club signed Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, a player who can hit, pitch and play in the outfield with Mike Trout.
As Otani selected the Angels over other clubs (Padres, Mariners and Dodgers to name a few), the club is feelin’ pretty good right now.
Today, the #Angels released the following statement regarding Shohei Ohtani: pic.twitter.com/IpDTJnfIie
— Angels (@Angels) December 8, 2017
From our crew
BOOM goes the dynamite! Merry Christmas, everybody! 🎅🏻 #Ohtani
— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) December 8, 2017
Huge day for @Angels!! Ohtani is now a Halo!! Holidays come early!!⚾️👍
— Mark Gubicza (@Markgubicza) December 8, 2017
Hey, Mike, did you hear? We got Ohtani! @Angels @MLBonFOX pic.twitter.com/7l3jI6tXxH
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) December 8, 2017
— José Mota (@JoseMota05) December 8, 2017
Ken Rosenthal & others
Agent (not from CAA) on Ohtani signing: “Eppler made this happen. 100% all him. He has been on Ohtani since he was in HS and I will bet he absolutely crushed the presentation. This is a credit to him.” Eppler visited Japan while with NYY and after becoming LAA GM in Oct. 2015.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2017
Angels get ohtani
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 8, 2017
#Angels this winter: Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton, Kevin Maitan. So far. Mike Trout, three years from free agency, has got to be feeling pretty good about his team’s direction.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 8, 2017
A “true bond”: Why Shohei Ohtani made his decision to sign with the Angels https://t.co/euDsrDzmhO pic.twitter.com/Vt9xBBDlqA
— Halos Heaven (@halosheaven) December 8, 2017
MLB on FOX
The sweepstakes is over! Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Angels, according to multiple reports. pic.twitter.com/vPA14djSDS
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) December 8, 2017
— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) December 8, 2017
The “On This Day” notification on Facebook let us know that December 8th is a pretty important day in #Angels history.
December 8th, 2017 – Shohei Ohtani announces he will sign with the Angels.
December 8th, 2011 – Albert Pujols breaks news that he will sign with the Angels.
— Inland Empire 66ers (@66ersBaseball) December 8, 2017
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) December 8, 2017
Well well boys, I guess Santa let us open a gift a little early! 😁🔥Welcome my friend, welcome!
— Matt Shoemaker (@MattShoe52) December 8, 2017
So pumped right now…@Angels pic.twitter.com/XeJEMHBImH
— Justin Upton (@JUST_JUP) December 8, 2017