The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles were getting ready for their spring training matchup on Tuesday, and the baseball world could not wait for Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout to play together again.

I had a feeling it was going to be the Dodgers" - Mike Trout not surprised  by Shohei Ohtani's $700,000,000 switch to Los Angeles rivals

Social media users were quick to draw attention to the touching exchange between the two former colleagues just prior to the opening pitch.

The heartwarming moment came before the game began in the outfield, where Trout and Ohtani shared a passionate embrace. Fans who cherished their genuine friendship became emotional as soon as the reunion photographs went viral on the internet.

“Can make a grown man shed a tear.” – Said one admirer.

The $700 million man for the Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani, has shown his mettle in the Cactus League by going 7-for-5 with two RBIs, a triple, and a home run.

Ohtani is now firmly established on the team as one of the greatest acquisitions in sports history thanks to his outstanding spring training performance.
I just congratulated him on everything" - Mike Trout discloses what he said to  Shohei Ohtani prior to spring training clash
The designated hitter for back-to-back spring training games will be Shohei Ohtani.

Obviously, the Los Angeles Angels game will center around Ohtani, who hasn’t played for his former team since leaving in free agency.

A competitive game centered around the Japanese sensation is expected to highlight sportsmanship and mutual respect between two of the greatest performers in sports history, rather than being a competition.

Mike Trout says he'll do whatever he can to keep Shohei Ohtani with the  Angels

“Trout says: Dude, can’t believe you got away.” – Included a new fan.

The Dodgers have decided to start designated hitter Shohei Ohtani in back-to-back games.

It’s a significant step in his recovery from the elbow surgery he had in September, which will prevent the two-way superstar from throwing this season. Dave Roberts, Ohtani’s manager, has expressed optimism about his teammate’s development and commended Ohtani’s skill level and positive impact.

The things that Ohtani has brought to his new team are starting to show. The successful transfer of a player from one team to another is being witnessed by fans. His recent get-together with Mike Trout is a potent reminder that, in the realm of athletics, cooperation and rivalry frequently triumph over rivalry.