Drake’s Instagram Story Sparks Excitement
Blue Jays fans were buzzing with excitement when rapper Drake posted a photo on his Instagram story wearing Shohei Ohtani’s 2023 All-Star Game jersey. The photo fueled speculation that Ohtani might be signing with the Toronto team, causing fans to go wild.
Drake’s Curse Returns?
Drake, who has been jokingly referred to as a curse due to teams losing after meeting him, saw his curse jokes put to rest when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Finals in 2019. However, with the disappointment of Ohtani signing elsewhere, fans might start pointing fingers at the rapper once again.
False Reports and Letdown
MLB Network initially reported that Ohtani was on his way to Toronto, leading fans to eagerly await his arrival. Unfortunately, it was later revealed that these reports were inaccurate, leaving Blue Jays fans feeling disappointed.
Ohtani’s Record-Breaking Deal
Ohtani’s signing with another team came as a blow to Blue Jays fans. The Japanese star secured a staggering $700 million contract, setting a new record for North American sports. This figure far surpassed Patrick Mahomes’ previous record of $450 million and Ohtani’s former teammate’s then-MLB record of $426 million.
Ohtani’s Stellar Performance
Ohtani’s signing disappointment aside, there is no denying his exceptional talent. He recently won his second unanimous MVP in three seasons, showcasing his prowess both at the plate and on the mound. With a .654 slugging percentage, 44 homers, and a 3.14 ERA, Ohtani proved himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of baseball.
Despite the letdown for Blue Jays fans, they will undoubtedly continue their support for the team as they look for other opportunities to strengthen their roster and compete at the highest level in the upcoming season.