DODGERS The SHOHEI INTERPRETER saga

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    I don't like him, either. But we just had to know he'd weigh in on this.
     
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    I am iffy on the Rose thing. Being a long time dodger fan I mostly hated all the reds. Rose no exception though I hated others more. Still I feel as he did all of this AFTER his playing days were over I am okay with him in the hall. What does bug me is there are others in the hall right now who I feel did much much worse as a human being in the early days of baseball that are in and did it while playing. This is why I would not be upset by Rose being in…. Not that I would lobby to get him in like I do Garvey
     
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    You're entitled to your feelings on this for sure, but I can't help feeling you've got some really rose colored glasses on when looking at the game of baseball for a century and coming away with that particular verneer you did.
    C'mon, man...
     
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    Final score: Clippers 116, Pacers 133 ...

    I told you it'd be an over!
     
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    Ippei Mizuhara, the former translator of Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani, was charged with bank fraud, federal authorities said Thursday, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez and Paula Lavigne.

    Authorities said Mizuhara transferred more than $16 million from Ohtani's accounts to pay off debts to an illegal sports book.

    Mizuhara is accused of lying to a financial institution to steal the money and impersonating Ohtani to convince the bank to approve the wire transfers, U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada said, per The Athletic's Sam Blum.

    Mizuhara also lied to Ohtani's agent, Nez Balelo, who asked him about the purpose of the account in question on multiple occasions, according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin.

    Mizuhara admitted to bookmakers via text messages that he stole from Ohtani, investigators found.

    "At this point, Mr. Ohtani is considered a victim in this case," Estrada said, according to The Athletic's Fabian Ardaya.

    Estrada added, "Mr. Ohtani has cooperated fully and completely in this investigation."

    Mizuhara made the bets between 2021 and 2024 from accounts he set up, per Gonzalez. The bets "do not appear to have been made on the sport of baseball," Estrada said.

    Mizuhara deposited winnings from his bets into his own account, according to Blum.

    Bank fraud carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. Mizuhara is scheduled to appear in federal court in the coming days, Blum adds.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers fired Mizuhara on March 20 after he was first accused of stealing from Ohtani.

    During a March 25 press conference, Ohtani said Mizuhara stole his money without his knowledge and "told lies." Ohtani also said he never bet on sports himself, nor did he ask anyone to make bets for him.

    Major League Baseball did not provide an update on its own investigation into the scandal, which began after the initial news broke, on Thursday. However, the league did acknowledge the charges laid against Mizuhara.

    "According to (the federal) investigation, Shohei Ohtani is considered a victim of fraud and there is no evidence that he authorized betting with an illegal bookmaker," MLB said in a statement obtained by Shaikin.

    The league added, "Given the information disclosed today, and other information we have already collected, we will wait until resolution of the criminal proceeding to determine whether further investigation is needed."

    Mizuhara and Ohtani had worked together since the two-way star joined the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. The pair joined the Dodgers in December after Ohtani signed a 10-year, $700-million contract.
     
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    so the narrative now is that he went w Othani to open his American bank acct and stole the numbers
    makes it somewhat more plausible even though to not have an accounting firm monitoring everything is at best stupid
     
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    this saga just really, really highlights how many fucking idiots that exist in this world and unfortunately they all have twitter accounts.
     
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    i have to say that minute to minute i have no idea exactly what exists in a given account but slicing off 500k in an account worth hundreds of millions?
    like a $500 charge i didn't notice if i'm an idiot or someone with shitloads of cash that is looking at shiny things
    or he was cornholing the interpreter
     
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    not sure what it has to do w X but i'm guessing because you feel he's vindicated?
     
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    sorry, if anyone seriously believes that Ippei would willingly going to prison for something he didn't do as a 'fall guy' then I've got this bridge I'd like to sell them.
     
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    ok but when the dust settles isn't that how narratives work?
    would it be so outrageous to ask questions given the conflicting info up to this point?
    IF Shohei was making bets and having them paid off through his interpreter it would be silly but is it really any sillier than not noticing 16 mil coming out and not having an accountant?
    as far as if a guy would fall on the sword for the right price that's been answered historically many times over
    whats anyones life worth when it comes down to it and what would they be willing to do?
    if its on the interpreter then its really on Shohei cause thats fucking retarted
    and yes that's an intentional misspell and viva la revolution where the fuck in rube?
     
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    Used to use a bookie and we used the terms 50 cents, dollars and dimes. Not sure what the term for $100,000 would be.
     
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    Wish I could be rich enough to not realize $16m missing from my bank accounts lol
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. You put it better than I would've.

    Maybe we should try that hack from Office Space. One cent from every bank transaction at Well Fargo worldwide over a week ought to take care of us all in here for life, yes?
     
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    One hundred extra large.
     
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