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Ohtani Hype: Ohtani Leaves Home Run Record Tied

April 15, 2024

There’s always something about Sunday baseball that throws me for a loop. I was ready to potentially watch Ohtani break the home run record but was shocked to see the game was not on the Spectrum SportsNet LA schedule yesterday. It turns out that the game was being broadcast on ESPN. The game had a rain delay, again. The wildest part is that it was a home game. It was raining in Los Angeles. I tuned in very briefly as I was preoccupied with Coachella live streams. With Coachella Weekend 1 wrapping up last night, I can finally get back to watching baseball.

The Angels had a 4 PM game against Tampa this afternoon. I missed most of it but saw that they won. I did watch the majority of the Dodgers game to see if Ohtani would break the record for most home runs by a Japanese-born player. The record was left tied. I hope he does it tomorrow so I can see it happen live.

Spectrum SportsNet LA really hypes up the promotion that the Dodgers have where if they get seven or more strikeouts, fans will get a free Jumbo Jack with the purchase of a large drink. I guess that is one way to get people excited for excellent pitching.

I also saw a couple of commercials for Raising Cane’s featuring Mookie Betts. In general, I rarely see commercials for that chain. When will we see commercials for Popeyes or KFC?

The Breakdown

Spectrum SportsNet LA

Carl’s Jr.60
Del Taco10
Jack in the Box24
Raising Cane’s20

Overall Total This Season

Carl’s Jr.476
Del Taco20
El Pollo Loco150
Jack in the Box4321
Raising Cane’s20
Taco Bell10

The Logs

Dodgers Thread

Tuning in to see how Ohtani is doing.

Top 1st:

Jack in the Box banner ad saying 7 strikeouts tonight will earn fans free Jumbo Jacks.

Mid 1st:

Jack in the Box - popcorn chicken

Mid 3rd:

Carl's Jr - Pilot ad

Bottom 3rd:

Banner ad saying three more strikeouts needed for free Jumbo Jacks.

Mid 4th:

Carl's Jr - Pilot commercial
Carl's Jr - $5 burgers in app

End 4th:

Del Taco - 2 tacos for $3

Top 5th:

Jack in the Box banner ad for popcorn chicken.

End 5th:

Carl's Jr - $5 burgers

Mid 6th:

Jack in the Box - popcorn chicken

Bottom 6th: Pitching change commercial break

Carl's Jr - Pilot commercial
Carl's Jr - $5 burgers

End 6th:

Two commercials for Raising Cane's featuring Mookie Betts.

Top 9th:

Banner ad confirming that Jumbo Jacks will be given away tomorrow at participating locations.