Dodgers Fan Says Team Pressured Her Into Giving Up Shohei Ohtani Home Run Ball

Dodgers Fan Upset After Giving Up Ohtani Home Run Ball

A Dodgers fan, who caught Shohei Ohtani's first-ever home run as a Dodger on Wednesday night, is now expressing disappointment with the team. Ambar Roman claimed that Dodgers officials pressured her into giving up the valuable ball for what she describes as a low-ball offer.

In the seventh inning of the game against the Giants at Dodger Stadium, Ohtani hit the ball 430 feet into the right field bleachers, where Roman caught it. Initially excited to have the treasure, Roman later found herself in a stressful situation when the team officials approached her.

According to Roman, she was separated from her husband during the conversation and was offered just a couple of signed Ohtani hats in exchange for the ball. Feeling pressured, she eventually agreed to the trade after they sweetened the deal with additional signed memorabilia.

Her husband, Alexis Valenzuela, expressed disappointment in the team's actions, stating that they were not trying to extort anyone but believed that the special moment deserved fair compensation. Despite the ball's estimated value of $100,000, compared to the $4,000 worth of signed items she received, Roman expressed happiness with the memory.

The Dodgers have mentioned being open to further discussions on the matter, suggesting that Roman may receive additional compensation. The incident has left a sour taste for the couple, who feel the situation was not handled appropriately by their favorite team.

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