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Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

Posted on: August 11, 2011 4:58 pm
 
BauerBy Evan Brunell

Stephen Strasburg voiced his displeasure with a 13-year-old Little League player on Tuesday when youngster Caesar Garcia rocketed a home run in a game broadcasted live by ESPN2 as part of the Little League World Series. Garcia dropped his bat after connecting, then walked four steps while admiring his home run before beginning to jog around the bases.

ESPN announcer Greg Swindell immediately noticed, calling it "showboating" while Strasburg took to Twitter with his opinion.

"Pretty sad seeing 12 year olds pimp home runs and throwing all curve balls. Times have changed," Strasburg tweeted. Garcia turned 13 last month.

Garcia's father, Steven, fired back, telling the Albuquerque Journal all Caesar was doing was mimicking Robinson Cano of the Yankees, his favorite player.

“It’s crazy that a pro baseball player would tweet hateful stuff,” he added of Strasburg. His son didn't seem too bothered, though.

Caesar posted on his Facebook page, which has since become priivate, saying “strasburg tweeted about me pimpin my home run!!!!!… blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh epicness"

However, Steven did admit that what his son did would not be acceptable at higher levels.

“In high school, college and pros, it would be handled in a certain way," he said. "We had that conversation all the way home.”

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Photo originally from ESPN broadcast via
Albuquerque Journal.
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hotmeuly
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

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Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

We like to extol the virtues of democracy and freedom, but there has to be some responsibility wedged in there somewhere. What the Garcia kid did was bush. His father's response was shameful and embarrassing. 

It is no coincidence that only the California team is seen spitting at home plate, spitting on the pitcher's mound and spitting in the on-deck circle. Hopefully they weren't spitting in the hotel lobby or the dining room. Someone should have taken corrective action for this filthy habit long before the arrrived in Penns Woods.

If mimicking professionals is acceptable, then break out the RedMan and the Skoal, get that Miami pimp Luther the rapper to import the prostitutes and let's start sticking some fastballs in the ears of any competitor who dares to get a hit or a homerun against us. Bush is bush!     




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:43 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

Just think if his favorite player was Beltran, he would've hurt himself prior to the game... Or A-rod, he might never have made the ball game because of the card game... Or Morales, he could've hurt himself jumping on home plate... Or Ichiro, wait, he doesn't hit homeruns... Actually, Cano's probably good player to like, wait, he's a damn Yankee... C'mon kid, grow up and quit show boating, by the way, didn't your dad teach you to hate the yanks. 




Since: Jan 31, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

It starts with parenting and coaching!!  This kids parents are probably punks as well!!



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 10:22 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

Stick the next pitch in his ear hole.  13 or not, even more reason you don't act like the older divas in college and MLB.  But you can thank the MLB players who do crap like this for this little c-stains actions.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

Ah Little League Baseball, such fond memories. 

I can still remember when an official told a bunch of us 11 and 12 year-olds we could not compete in the state playoffs because our league didn't get their dues in on time.




Since: Jul 27, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

The problem is he was acting like 13 year old kid or something. He needs to grow up!




Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Little Leaguer's home-run trot sparks uproar

Yeah, it is a little league game....but he does that in high school, the first pitch he sees in his next AB will be at his head. Showboat if you want kid, but that is how the game is played (getting payback for showing up a pitcher). As long as he is willing and man enough to take the consequences, then do whatcha like.


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