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. RELATED: MLB, players reach agreement, paving way to end months-long lockoutShinjo, 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.Tsuyoshi Shinjo is a former Japanese professional baseball outfielder and a current manager for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).He played for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan between 1990 and 2000, before signing with Major League Baseball’s New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. RELATED: Mets' Pete Alonso 'thankful to be alive' after car accident, kicked out windshield to escapeIn 2002, Shinjo became the first Japan-born player to play in the World Series.