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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — It was like watching a script from a classic movie. Watching Shohei Ohtani come in to close out the game, after playing 8 innings in the field was magical. To do so against his teammate, and the best player on the USA roster Mike Trout, was thrilling. And to watch him strike out Angels’ teammate Trout on a mind blowing 3-2 slider that was fairytale like. It was a fitting ending to a 3-2 classic championship game. FYI: Ohtani’s line in the WBC… He hit .435 with 4 doubles, 1 HR and 8 RBI and had the hardest-batted ball (118.7 mph). On the mound he went 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA, 11 strikeouts and a save in 9.2 innings and tied for the hardest-thrown pitch (102 mph). It’s hard to imagine there is a better baseball player on the planet than Ohtani.

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