The Seven Greatest Screengrabs In Little League World Series History
Livin' the thug life, watching the Little League World Series. This kid's name really is Cash Money, and his brother, Blake, played for Tennessee in the 2014 LLWS. More on him later. Now, let;s take a look at the seven greatest screengrabs in the history of the tournament, thanks to the corporate werewolves at ESPN/ABC, who each year at this time make money from our children's tears.
7. Chad Lorkowski
He's not the biggest kid to have played in the Little League World Series (a player from Puerto Rico was 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, for instance), but Lorkowski was big enough -- 6-2, 200. He led Grosse Point Woods-Shores Little League to the Great Lakes Region title and the LLWS in 2013.
6. Dream Big
Texas first baseman Clayton Broeder had mighty aspirations in 2014 -- to meet Kate Upton. We like to think that, in the ensuing year, he somehow made that dream come true.
5. Andrew Solomon
Solomon is the head coach of the Pearland, Texas team that has made it to the U.S. semifinals. He's promised his team can cut off his dreads if they win it all. He has dyed his hair purple.
4. Kid Cries During Interview With Erin Andrews
Erin Andrews was the on-field reporter for ESPN in 2013, and one interview was fairy hilarious when she encountered this sobbing player from the Southeast Region team who had just won.
3. Shock And Awe
From last week: Missouri was trailing, 14-0, in the top of the third when Pennsylvania's Cole Wagner hit a tape-measure grand slam, his second homer of the game. But instead of turning into a puddle of despair, Missouri pitcher Mekhi Garrard just enjoyed the show.
2. Wandai Wrection
It was at the Little League Intermediate Division World Series In 2013, when ESPN threw up this graphic during the game between Osaka, Japan and Collier Township, PA, in the title game. Everyone assumed that a mistake in translation resulted in "Wandai Wrection" appearing on the screen, instead of "One Direction", as the kid's favorite singer. ESPN even apologized to the Japanese team.
But there is actually a One Direction parody band in China called Wandai Wrection, and it's possible that the kid was referring to them. The real answer is shrouded in mystery -- the only thing clear is that ESPN should have gone with "favorite food" in the graphic.
1. The Most Self-Aware Child In The World
South Nashville Little League had a player named Blake Money, which is a great name in itself. But when ESPN flashed the graphic that he had brothers named Logan, Morgan and Cash, that's when awesomeness bloomed.
The camera soon located Cash in the stands, and the result was the single greatest moment in LLWS screengrab history.