Winning an MVP award is one thing. Winning your second career MVP award is quite another.
Winning your second MVP award while celebrating with your best friend in the whole world, however, is something else entirely.
When Ohtani won his second AL MVP award in a two-year span, he and the dog mimed a celebration.
Shohei has his dog with him as he awaits his MVP award pic.twitter.com/XJXHM6EDnu
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) November 16, 2023
The MVP and Shohei Ohtani 🐶 pic.twitter.com/MZIVBCKOd9
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 16, 2023
MLB fans were enamored, and immediately started appealing to their favorite teams to spend whatever was necessary to bring Ohtani to their city.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 16, 2023
— Alex Kortan (@Alex_Kortan) November 16, 2023
Shohei Ohtani high-fived his dog after winning MVP.
— Andrew Francis👑 (@ImAndrewFrancis) November 16, 2023
The Chicago Cubs bid one trillion dollars for 69 years.
Thank you. https://t.co/XZ4FeHbqRc
— Matt Burnell (@mdburnell) November 16, 2023
Ohtani—now a free agent—slashed .304/.412/.654 this season with 44 home runs and 95 RBIs, in addition to a 10-5 mark with 167 strikeouts and a 3.14 ERA on the mound.
Whoever wins Ohtani’s services will now be getting three talents in one: a position player, a pitcher, and a very well-behaved pup.