The electronic display board that became a hot topic when Japanese major leaguer Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) hit a foul home run and the New York Mets issued a humorous warning letter was sold at auction for about 9.3 million won.메이저놀이터
According to the Japanese media ‘Sponichi Annex’ on the 19th, the electronic display board at Citi Field in New York, the home of the Mets, which Ohtani destroyed with a foul home run, was sold for $7,010 (about 9.3 million won).
The electronic display board measures 25cm in both width and height and was put up for auction through MLB’s official auction site.
Previously, Ohtani created a ‘black hole’ on the electronic display board by hitting a foul home run that missed the right outfield foul pole last August.
Immediately after, the Mets team sent a playful message to the central electronic display board saying, “Shohei, we will send you a bill for damage to the electronic display board.” In response, Ohtani responded with a double to the Mets, and thanks to Ohtani’s performance, the Angels defeated the Mets 5-3.
Coors Light Beer Company, the advertiser of the broken billboard, attracted attention again by releasing the ‘Broken Sign Edition’, which applied the billboard shape that had turned black due to the baseball to the product design.
Meanwhile, Ohtani’s season ended early due to an elbow injury and side pain.
After completing the 2023 season, he will become a free agent (FA), becoming the first MLB player to sign a contract worth more than 500 million dollars (about 665.5 billion won), but his price is expected to fall due to the aftermath of the injury.