Venezuela Coaches, Star Player Console Heartbroken Dominican Pitcher After Walk-Off Win at Little League World Series (Video)
At the Little League World Series on Monday, Venezuela’s Omar Romero hit a two-run triple to give his team a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Dominican Republic. When the winning run crossed the plate, the Venezuelan team gathered at home plate and jumped for joy. However, it was a very different scene out on the mound, where Dominican pitcher Edward Uceta was sobbing on the ground.
That’s where the story gets good. While their players celebrated, the Venezuelan coaches went out to the mound, picked Uceta up, and consoled him. Then, picking up on the example set by his coaches, Venezuelan hero Omar Romero sought out Uceta in the handshake line and gave him a hug.
Take a look:
“Edward has a big heart. It was sad,” Venezuela manager Alexander Ballesteros told ESPN after the game. “It could have happened to anyone. It could have happened to our own ‘Little [Jose] Altuve’ here, [Romero].”
Dominican manager Jose Cordero appreciated the show of sportsmanship, telling reporters, “We’re all Latino, we’re brothers.”
Sometimes it feels like the world is going to sh*t, and the future is hopeless. But then you see something like this, and it makes you think everything just might be okay.
Hat Tip – [FTW]