Japanese Superstar Shohei Ohtani Takes the Panini Spring Training Road Trip (Video)

April 01, 2018


PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — During a late-March Tuesday evening on the Arizona leg of Panini America’s annual Panini Spring Training Road Trip, international baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani spent a few productive hours helping create the kind of high-impact content that will drive Panini America baseball products all season long. He posed for photographs, signed autographs, busted more than a few packs of 2018 Donruss Baseball, sat down for a Facebook Live interview that’s been viewed more than 350,000 times, and conducted interviews with the likes of Sporting News and Beckett Media.

Throughout the night, 2018’s most intriguing Rated Rookie remained as composed, as cool, as calm and as collected as even the savviest veteran. And at every turn, he impressed. So as the dual-threat Japanese import prepares to make his big-league pitching debut this afternoon, we thought we’d take you behind the scenes for Ohtani’s action-packed appearance on the Panini Spring Training Road Trip with this must-see video . . .