LA Angels Monday News Crash: Neto Triple

Shohei Ohtani will be addressing the media today about the “Ippei Mizuhara investigation.” But Shohei Ohtani will probably not miss any time due the the “Ippei Mizuhara investigation.” Oh no! They are probing. Where does the probe go?

The Blue Jays selected Daniel Vogelbach. He has a major league job for the time being anyway.

The Rockies gave Ezequiel Tovar a seven year extension worth $63.5 Million and released Bradley Zimmer.

Ji-Man Choi didn’t make the Mets opening day roster but did not opt out of his deal. He’ll be playing at Triple-A Syracuse for now.

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Orioles owner Peter Angelos died at 94 after an illness of several years.

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Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago

Civil discussion on Ohtani:

https://x.com/YahooSports/status/1772430549518516381?s=20

Followed by what ippei is gunna do when the Feds show up 🤣

https://twitter.com/Razzball/status/1772437891639132325?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

This whole thing might convince me to finally get a Twitter account, pure gold on there sometimes.

Last edited 3 months ago by Angels2020Champs
Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago

Pete Rose: back in the 70s and 80s I wish I had an interpreter… I’d be Scot free

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

https://x.com/BaseballQuotes1/status/1772361577477366070?s=20

Last edited 3 months ago by Angels2020Champs
DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

I wonder if Ippei didn’t bother to translate the anti-betting seminars at spring training those 6 years of springs shohei has participated in.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yes, and every on of the MLB contracts that he has signed.

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelz4ever
DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago

For Ippei – I wonder if Josh Hamilton is looking for a new accountability partner?

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ohtani (at best) is Butters

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

LOL, Hamilton wishes had $4.5 thousand left…

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago

Duel scandals always distract

Toronto Raptors center Jontay Porter is out of the lineup and a subject of an NBA investigation into irregularities on prop betting involving him

https://x.com/wojespn/status/1772387015960531145?s=20

Last edited 3 months ago by Twebur
Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

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Ruh roh

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Bauer to have a pod cast about this sitch soon.

LOL

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Unconfirmed reports are that famed detective Ace Ventura is on the case,. as Ohtani has been described as a unicorn.

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Officers Malloy and Reed got this.

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Actually it would be Friday and Gannon.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

Roy Desoto and John Gage on standby as paramedics.

Cowboy26
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I’m thinking more like Cagney & Lacy or maybe even Turner & Hootch

red floyd
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Benson and Stabler

Twebur
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

Ponch and Jon.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

Toody and Muldoon

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago

according to this, Nez and Manfraud knew something was happening days before Shohei…and didn’t tell him?

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39784809/dodgers-shohei-ohtani-mizuhara-theft-line

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Maybe they forgot.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Nez and Man prolly just adhered to this

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
3 months ago

Well the conventional wisdom around some parts is that Ohtani is a man-child; naive to the ways of the world. He’s like Truman Burbank after escaping the “Truman Show” pod.

There’s even rumors that Ohtani had to get a body double for his honeymoon because he didn’t understand….

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

I wish I was able to go the game tonight or tomorrow and have a sheet with, “Free Ippei” on it. How long until the stadium goon squad pay me a visit?

I attended a Dodger game at the Latrine against the Gnats during Bonds late tenure. There were at least two steroid banners that were removed during the game-One had a syringe….

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

😆

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

The press should’ve known something was wring when Ippei’s resume said he attended four years at You See Arrr.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
3 months ago

So Ohtani is like Chevy Chase is “Caddyshack” and has hundreds of thousands in uncashed checks just laying around his house?

I don’t think so.

Do I think Ohtani has a check register that he personally balances regularly?

Of course not.

I’m confident that Ohtani has financial people that manage his bank accounts and investments.

If Ohtani is to be believed and millions were stolen from his account, there had to be multiple people involved.

It would make more sense if Ohtani was living off the grid and kept everything in cash under his futon, or if he was Ron Swanson and kept gold buried throughout SoCal. In those cases, Ippei masterminding the theft on his own is plausible.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

So, that time in OC taught Ohtani to avoided Richard Nixon’s mistake?

Just let Ippei take the heat, make sure he gets a job when the storm blows over.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago

meanwhile I’m sticking with my prediction of Ohtani “getting the night off” tomorrow.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Yes, to be fresh for opening day.

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
3 months ago

I keep struggling with whether or not I should feel a wee bit giddy about the dodgers having to deal with this stuff. Afterall, it does involve real people with real lives and real consequences. But then I am reminded it is the dodgers and I say to myself, I hope this is a cloud that hangs over their entire season.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 months ago

I could be wrong but I’m inclined to take Ohtani at face value until I know differently. There’s nothing in his history that suggest a lack of integrity while his interpreter undoubtedly has some demons that he’s battling with.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

He took FTX crypto money 🤷🏼‍♂️

He is either really dumb at doing his due diligence or really good at playing dumb. Maybe both

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

I think he is naive like a child outside of baseball. He didn’t realize helping Ippei was a crime when he did it. He thought having him go on ESPN was the right thing to do.

This may have even been his mom’s advice for all we know.

All of this now asks you to suspend disbelief

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

He helped out a friend, only to find out from his legal team, he just stepped on a landmine.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Ohtani is a babe, lost in the wilderness.

I’m inclined to disgree.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

The Clausometer is moving up. Keep on believing!!!!

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PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 months ago

You could be right but it’s typically the opposite for me as I’ve got group of friends/coworkers that often call me jaded which isn’t intended as a compliment. As a kid from poorer areas where everybody tended to be “gaming”, I really don’t give much weight to what people say. Instead, I tend to look at what they do and also what their motivations are.

It could be that none of us know Ohtani at all and it’s just a magnificently well crafted PR campaign but… In my experience, people either have integrity or they don’t and it it doesn’t tend to skip attributes. For me, It’s a pretty developed spidey sense deal that I’ve learned to trust over the decades. Sometimes you do see the best and worst with the same person in the same day but that is the exception that proves the rule.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

You think Ohtani gave the keys to his kingdom to Ippei?

I love my best bro and would take……a bullet punch in the face arm for him, but he ain’t getting my PIN numbers.

Last edited 3 months ago by Angelz4ever
PedroCerrano
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I worked at 4,500 person company with a CEO who was the Chairman Of The Horatio Alger Society (Rags to riches) and was by most accounts brilliant. His Executive Admin syphoned off millions from him for over a decade before getting caught. To trust is to be vulnerable.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Agreed. You gotta keep your mind on your money and your money on your mind.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Wesst Siiiideeee

DowningDude
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

He seemed a bit edgy in the interview. Guilty!!!

smithy610
Super Member
3 months ago

So now that Shohei’s camp is firmly in the “massive theft” story, I’m curious as to when actual charges will be filed by his/Dodger lawyers against Ippei for this theft.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 months ago

Ohtani’s password to his bank account(s)

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I can’t even buy $12 crap online sometimes without double verifications being sent.

smithy610
Super Member
3 months ago

I can’t even cancel a monthly $10 charge on my card without the 2FA!!!!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

I can’t even make time to cancel my monthly subscription to Modern Procrastinator.

red floyd
Legend
3 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

You can always do it tomorrow.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
3 months ago

I’m glad it’s the Dodgers’ problem.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
3 months ago

Yeah, I do enjoy that. Like I said earlier, the Blew Crew usually are close to the league lead in suspended MLB games. Their LH’ed golden boy had strike two (All puns intended) domestic abuse recently and got ejected from MLB. Just before he went into free agency.

bobblanton
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Ippei took the samarai sword for his best friend.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
3 months ago
Reply to  bobblanton

This is exactly what happened.