Episode 1140: US Murph On The Japanese Babe Ruth, Ken Takes Aim At A Scum Emailer
The first line of the first article we read about 23 year old Japanese baseball player Shohei Ohtani began with the following words – “We’ll start with this: No living baseball fan has ever seen anything like Shohei Ohtani.”
Shohei Ohtani was attracted to the Angels in part because of Mike Trout’s “all-baseball, only-baseball” mentality. Now, there’s no slowing down Ohtani mania. https://t.co/5DnEXe1nDp pic.twitter.com/1E036pSt9R
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 17, 2018
Pretty big talk, for the man dubbed the Japanese Babe Ruth. But after the first couple of weeks of the MLB season, baseball fans are having to grapple with the idea that he might actually be every bit as good as they were led to believe.
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) April 7, 2018
US Murph joins us to discuss the truly unique, once-a-century achievements of Ohtani, and why he is in the conversation already with names like the Bambino.
I've been following baseball since before I can remember (not quite the dead ball era). But I've never seen a phenomenon like what Shohei Ohtani is doing with his arm – and his bat – for the @Angels. Shades of Babe Ruth? Too early of course, but you can't help but go there…
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 9, 2018
An emailer calls Ken an idiot, Ken reacts with fire and fury. Murph nearly spoils all the endings of The Grapes Of Wrath, we check out big Bartolo Colon and Eoin threatens us all with more wrestling.
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