I think you can tell just by looking at the photos. Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) is one of the current major league superstars.
On the 20th (Korean time), the online app 안전놀이터version of ‘Sports Center’ of the sports media ‘ESPN’ wrote about the Yankee Stadium team store, the home stadium of the New York Yankees.
Team store at Yankees home stadium. No matter how much I think about it, it seems that there are only hats and uniforms related to Yankees players. This is also natural in the KBO League. The home team store only sells merchandise related to the home team. There is a separate store for the away team, or there are places without it depending on the situation.
It won’t be much different in the US. But the Yankees were different. In particular, special items were brought in for this three-game series at home. This is Ohtani’s uniform. A uniform with Ohtani’s name (OHTANI) and uniform number (number 17) written in English was centered in the Yankees team store.
Where there is demand, there is also supply. There are fans who are looking for Ohtani’s uniform, so the Yankees Team Store also has Ohtani’s uniform. This kind of thing is really special. There are many star players in the major leagues. Even the Angels have Mike Trout, and there are many superstars in the American League East, such as the Yankees. However, none of them enjoyed the same glory as Ohtani. This is a scene that shows Ohtani’s popularity.
The media said, “(Ohtani) Shohei effect is affecting New York,” and “The Yankees sell Ohtani uniforms at the team store in time for the Angels game. Ohtani has grown to the point where the Yankees sell his uniform at the team store. He is a world-class player.” he explained.
Meanwhile, Ohtani’s popularity is getting hotter day by day. In particular, he is attracting more club attention in that he will obtain free agent (FA) status after this season. While several candidates come to mind, the Yankees are one of them. After confirming his popularity in New York, Ohtani plans to prepare for the final game of a three-game series against the Yankees.