Los Angeles Angels introduce Shohei Otani

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Los Angeles Angels hold a press conference to announce the arrival of Japanese super star Shohei Otani.

- This is a big moment for the Angels. We're excited to welcome the newest member to the Angel family. Welcome to Southern California Ohtani-san.

[CROWD CHEERING]

- This time I'd like to welcome Angels owner, Arte Moreno and Shohei Ohtani to the podium.

[CROWD CHEERING]

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the, podium the newest member of the Angels organization. Number 17. Shohei Ohtani.

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Hi, my name is Shohei Ohtani.

[CROWD CHEERING]

[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

- This is the first time I've been talking in front of such a big crowd that I actually kind of forgot what I was going to say. You guys are making me all nervous.

[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

- First of all, I would like to give thanks to all the Angels front office, the staff.

[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

- Owner Mr. Arturo Moreno.

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- President John Carpino.

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- General manager Billy Eppler.

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- As well as Mr. Mike Scioscia and the whole Angel staff, thank you very much.

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- I'd also like to thank my parents, my family, the teammates that I've played with in Japan. like the coaching staff. All the Japanese fans, all those who have helped me get to this point, thank you very much.

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- I'd like to thank everybody who's made it possible. If it wasn't for everybody, I wouldn't be standing here. We've had a lot of numerous long meetings. I'd like to thank my agent, Mr. Nez Balelo, Matt Hidaka, Nadia Tang and also the all the CAA staff. Thank you so much.

[CROWD CHEERING]

[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

- Again, like I said, it was-- if it weren't for everybody, I wouldn't be standing here. I look forward to becoming part of the Angel family. I look forward to playing in front of all you great Angel fans. And hopefully we can bring a championship back to Anaheim.

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[SPEAKING JAPANESE]

- Lastly, one thing.

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- Lastly, I would like to say congratulations on your marriage, Mr. Mike Trout.

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And I also look forward to seeing all my teammates and their families. Thank you very much.

[CROWD CHEERING]

- How about one more round of applause for Shohei Ohtani!

[CROWD CHEERING]