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The Los Angeles Angels were preparing for a series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in May 2018, Shohei Ohtani’s first year in MLB, when Jose Mota, a former major leaguer and longtime member of the broadcast crew, went to have a word with his producers.

“I said listen, I don’t know if you guys are going to be at lunch when Shohei is hitting BP, but we need to film that,” Mota told The Japan Times. “We need to have that on tape.”

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