A Robert Herjavec wave on "Dragons' Den." A Robert Herjavec wave on “Dragons’ Den.” (Rich Eisen on Twitter.)

On Friday, there was a lot of talk about previous Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani going to the Toronto Blue Jays. And that particularly intensified with many tracking one particular private jet flight from the Los Angeles area to Toronto. But it turned out that that plane instead featured Canadian businessman and inventor Robert Herjavec, known for his roles on CBC’s Dragons Den and ABC’s Shark Tank. And that led to Rich Eisen posting a meme of Herjavec waving goodbye to a Dragons Den contestant, which Herjavec then retweeted:

There was a lot of Ohtani-to-Toronto chatter Friday, bolstered by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reporting he was en route there. But USA Today’s Bob Nightengale shot that down in strong terms while the plane in question was still in the air. The eventual report from CBC’s Devin Heroux and Evan Mitsui quoted in Eisen’s tweet was just the final icing that this wasn’t happening in this particular way. Even if the Lester B. Pearson Airport air traffic controllers got in on it a bit:

As Rodger Sherman noted, there’s a reason this kind of intense flight tracking is more generally seen in college football (featuring many small towns) than other sports:

At any rate, Herjavec’s flight certainly attracted much more attention than it normally would have. And it’s funny to see him get in on the meme of that.

[Robert Herjavec on Twitter]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.