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USA Today via Reuters

Looks like the wound cuts too deep for the Los Angeles Angels fans. The day Shohei Ohtani announced his deal with the Dodgers the Halos’ fans immediately started burning his jerseys. After all, how could the superstar leave their team for their neighbors? But that was seen as a momentary fire, a heat of the passion movement. However, their recent act has made it obvious – the anger hasn’t subsided yet.

The Anaheim Angels were getting ready for their home opener. So to hype up the attendance the team played videos of all the award-winners and great players in the history of the Halos. Inevitably the video included multiple instances of Shohei Ohtani’s memorable moments in the Red Shirt. However, the fans turned a moment for celebration into a chance to showcase their strong anger.

ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez reported on his X account that the fans were furious with the superstar. Every time his face came on the screen, the fans erupted in a loud chorus of boos and jeers for their former hero. Gonzalez noted that maybe it’s too soon for the fans and that could be true. But then, this isn’t a surprising development as after all baseball is filled with passionate fans.

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The fact that Ohtani is not only adjusting well in the Dodgers but has also begun to excel there could also be a factor. After all, who’d want their crown jewel to perform well for their arguably more successful cross-town neighbor? However, one can’t help but feel a little confused -, as Ohtani revealed during his signing, he had given the Angels a chance to equal the Blue Crews’ offer. It was them who refused to do it, not the superstar.

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However the bygones are bygones, the Angels are now focused on their all-important 2024 season. Though they lost that home opener against the Boston Red Sox, there are a lot of positives for them that they can console themselves with.

While Shohei Ohtani’s good season continues, the Angels start off on a good note

In a weird coincidence, both Shohei Ohtani and the Anaheim Angels had to endure a defeat last night. But what’s interesting is that both their performances were quite encouraging. In a game where the Dodgers fell to the Chicago Cubs, Ohtani hit a home run and almost hit another. Similarly, the Angels may have lost to the Red Sox but the game continued their streak of good offensive performances with 6 runs scored.

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The Halos have a lot to celebrate with Mike Trout hotly starting the season. After all, the best way to win in a breakup is by doing better than your ex. Will the Angels successfully do that? They may or may not but the team certainly looks poised to do something memorable this season. 

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