Shohei Ohtani put the most polite tag on a base runner for an out

Shohei Ohtani is all of the things. He’s a flame-throwing starting pitcher who is currently second in the American League in strikeouts. He’s a power-hitting slugger at the plate who is second in the AL in home runs. He also plays the game with a certain exuberance that makes him so much fun to watch and root for. Ohtani is one of the great talents the game has ever seen, and he’s the face of baseball right now even if he’s stuck on a middling team.

Ohtani got rocked on the mound in his start against the defending champion Houston Astros on Friday night, but he was still at

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