Welcome to the next athletic epiphany -- Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani. The flame-throwing pitcher, power hitting DH, and outfielder.
So singular a talent, he's drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth.
"It's incredible," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "Listen, it's early. But he's making a splash. Not only that, but he's a tremendous athlete, too. He's got a lot of different tools to be able to beat you."
Ohtani's influence, positive not only on the Angels, but on the sport of baseball as a whole, as well. And potentially, not only at the gate.
"Yeah, I don't know if we've seen a talent like this," Banister said. "I think what it can do is stop pigeon-holing these guys into just being a pitcher or just a hitter, or just a power-hitter. Great athletes can play the game."
Rangers pitcher Chris Martin played with Ohtani in Japan, and says there's one adjustment Ohtani will still have to make.
"They get more off days over there, so I think that's gonna be the hard part for him is finding time to rest and let his body heal," Martin said. "But yeah, I think it's really gonna be fun to watch this guy for a long time to come."
And Texas, you get him the next two nights. At least he won't be on the mound?