Joy, jealousy in Japan as baseball star Ohtani announces marriage

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Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani’s native Japan expressed elation, envy and expectations Thursday after the surprise news the Major League Baseball player has tied the knot with a Japanese woman.

“I am curious who she might be, but I’m sure she’s a good person if Ohtani has chosen her. I hope they’ll be very happy,” said Hinako Kon, 30, in Sapporo, Hokkaido. She said she watched Ohtani many times when he played for the Pacific League’s Hokkaido-based Nippon Ham Fighters from 2013 to 2017.

News of the union came from Ohtani’s Instagram, in a brief post in which he wrote he has begun “a ne...

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