Robert Herjavec was an unlikely entrant into the Shohei Ohtani Cinematic Universe and he decided to have a little bit of fun with it.
Friday was a day for the ages on social media thanks to the hysteria over MLB superstar Ohtani’s impending free-agent decision. The Toronto Blue Jays emerged as a surprise finalist for Ohtani’s services and more fuel was added to the fire when Internet users began tracking what they believed to be Ohtani’s plane heading from Southern California to Toronto. The plot then thickened further when conflicting reports came from top national baseball reporters on whether or not Ohtani was actually on that flight.
By Friday evening however, the mystery was solved – the Toronto-bound flight did not have Ohtani on it. Instead in a Shyamalan-worthy twist, it was actually transporting the wealthy businessman Herjavec, who is of Canadian descent and was headed back home with his family. This was confirmed by CBC photographer Evan Mitsui, who was on the ground.