“Unveiling of Giant Shohei Ohtani Mural in Little Tokyo Adds to Anticipation for Dodgers’ Season Opener”

As the “Boys in Blue” gear up for the highly anticipated season, the excitement is reaching new heights with the unveiling of a massive mural of Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Standing 11 stories tall, the mural showcases the newly minted Dodgers superstar just one day before the team’s home opener.

  

“Dodgers Unveil Giant Mural of Shohei Ohtani Ahead of Home Opener Against Cardinals”

As the “Boys in Blue” gear up for the new season, the excitement is reaching new heights with the unveiling of a massive mural of Shohei Ohtani in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. Standing 11 stories tall, the newly acquired Dodgers superstar is a symbol of hope for fans as they prepare for the home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.

“I have faith. I think they’ll take the [National League],” says fan Julianne Crawford, expressing her confidence in the team’s potential. Another fan, Kayoko, visiting from Japan, shares the sentiment, stating that Ohtani is a superstar in his home country as well.

The mural, titled “L.A. Rising,” was created by world-renowned artist Rober Vargas and was unveiled to the cheers of fans on Wednesday morning. Vargas, speaking at the event, emphasizes that the mural represents more than just one player, but rather the spirit of the entire city and its team.

The unveiling of the mural is just one of many events happening around Los Angeles in anticipation of opening day. Thousands of fans, some even camping overnight, gathered at Raising Cane’s in Alhambra to meet All-Star and Gold-Glove winner Mookie Betts. The popular fast-food chain also presented Betts’ 505 Foundation with a $100,000 donation to support youth sports and nutrition.

Despite recent controversy surrounding Ohtani’s former interpreter, fans remain confident in the Dodgers’ ability to win the World Series. “There’s no better organization that’s more committed to winning a World Series,” says Dodgers catcher Will Smith at a news conference.

The Dodgers will face off against the Cardinals on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. in Chavez Ravine. For the latest updates on news, weather, sports, and streaming video, visit KTLA. 

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