The 2023 World Baseball Classic had been so fun the past few weeks so it was only fitting that the final out came to two of baseball's best players - Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout - squaring off in the final at-bat of a what was a great championship game between Japan and Team USA in Miami.
Seriously, that ending couldn’t have been written any better - the two Angels teammates went to a 3-2 count with two outs in one-run game in the top of the ninth before Ohtani got his Angels teammate swinging at strike three to give Japan a 3-2 win.
Ohtani’s immediate reaction - throwing his glove and hat - was so good:
What a moment. What a game. What a tournament.