Shohei Ohtani Bids Farewell to Fans in Japan With Ceremonial Pitch

Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new Major League Baseball team.

The star pitcher and hitter wore an Angels jersey to his news conference. He opened with an introduction in English, saying: “Long time, no see. I’m Shohei Ohtani. Welcome to my press conference. Please enjoy.” The Sapporo Dome crowd erupted in laughter and applause.

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He remembers the major junior Seattle Breakers, who later turned into the Thunderbirds and last season won their first-ever WHL title. In the old days, the building would blare Rock And Roll Part 2 during intermissions and the Zamboni driver would purposely crash into the boards to rev up fans, spewing snow through the chicken wire because the machine didn’t have a cover. “Not a ton of Seattle kids really went that route,” Bissett says. “It was more Canadians coming down and filling that roster. There wasn’t a ton of Seattle kids, or at least at the time.”

For his part, Bissett came up through the Sno-King amateur program, “this little team that nobody knew anything about” yet stunned more established organizations by winning peewee and bantam nationals within three years. He graduated from Michigan Tech, got drafted by Detroit in the 11th round, and joined the Red Wings around Thanksgiving 1990. On his first shift, a 5-on-3 power play against Chicago, Bissett had a backdoor chance but missed the far post. “I was ready over there, got decent wodo on it, but it just went behind [Blackhawks goalie Ed] Belfour,” he says. “That was my one good chance.” Bissett played twice more, returned to the minors, reappeared for two more games in January, and then enjoyed a long overseas career that stretched into the 2000s.bears_086-223x223