Shohei Ohtani is arguably baseball’s biggest star right now. But talking head extraordinaire Stephen A. Smith didn’t see how he’d connect with the American public. Smith emits more garbage than a plastic bag factory but this was special. He shared his dumb perspective on First Take (via USA Today Sports).
Smith said: “The fact that you got a foreign player that doesn’t speak English, believe it or not, I think contributes to harming the game to some degree when that’s your box office appeal.” This hot take aged like sour milk because he was completely wrong. Ohtani speaks English.