"You're going to look back in 30-40 years and say there was only one Shoshei Ohtani"
I feel like this is true but not in the way the author maybe meant. I think it's going to be true in a Glenallen Hill, Rob Deer, Aroldis Chapman, Dwight Gooden, even Kerry Wood kind of way rather than a Barry Bonds, Mike Trout, Nolan Ryan kind of way. I don't think his crazy skills will translate into counting stat greatness or even a long enough period of rate-stat greatness for history to take notice.
Like I'll be sitting in my hovering rocking chair sipping on imitation iced tea supplement 42 and I'll start jabbering about Shoshei Ohtani. My grandkids will stick their heads out of the hatch of their sensory immersion game cube (trademark) buried in the floor and say, "who?", and my son will say, "honey, time to give the old man his morphine/propofol patch. He's babbling again". I'll fade off into a hallucination of my personal field of dreams as I crap myself.