When it comes to making an entrance, former Major Leaguer Tsuyoshi Shinjo has us all beat.
Shinijo – also known as “Big Boss” – made his managerial home debut of Japan’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, by taking flight inside the stadium on a hover craft. Yes, a hover craft.
Intense music, lighting and sound effects filled the Sapporo Dome as Shinjo levitated into the air and across the field.
Once he landed, he took off his helmet in a dramatic fashion, stepped off the hover craft and into the spotlight. He removed his jacket and tossed it to the side as the music grew louder.g entrance definitely won.
- Shinjo played for the Mets and the Giants between 2001-03 and became the first Japanese-born player to appear in a World Series.