SAPPORO, Japan - Ex-MLB player Tsuyoshi Shinjo marked his first home game as manager of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in spectacular style on March 29.
Fan video shows the Japanese baseball manager and former Major League Baseball player riding on a hoverbike and flying over the field.
Shinjo, who is also known as Big Boss, was hovering an XTURISMO Limited Edition hoverbike, according to local media.
While Shinjos’ entrance was a flying start to the season, it didn’t end well for the team. The Fighters lost 4-0 to the Saitama Seibu Lions, leaving them still searching for a first win of the season.
Who is Tsuyoshi Shinjo
In 2002, Shinjo became the first Japan-born player to play in the World Series.
This story was reported from Los Angeles. Storyful contributed.