4-Year-Old Hilariously Copies Favorite MLB Player After Hitting Home Run In Tee Ball

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 9, 2018318 views
Published: July 9, 2018

Being into any kind of sport is good for both the body and the soul. Many parents try to get their kids into a sporting activity of any kind, which can ultimately help them develop properly as they progress with age. The younger, the better!

Little kids are easily impressionable. Their minds are like sponges, soaking up everything they like from their own surroundings, which ultimately shapes their characters. When we get to see what they have learned in action, there are but two outcomes. Either we get slightly embarrassed, or, like in this case, feel extremely proud.

A four-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio, perfectly copied the distinctive home run trot of Cleveland Indians star Edwin Encarnacion during a tee-ball game, as a video shared on June 20 shows. Now, if you ever had the utmost pleasure of watching a te-ball game, you probably know how hilarious it can be, since these kids don’t even know which way to run around the bases. But not Preston!

Cleveland-based mom Meghan Cooke shared footage of her son, Preston, hitting a home run, then running around the bases with his right arm held up — just like first baseman Encarnacion’s trademark parrot walk. If you are a baseball fan, you will probably recognize what fans like to call ‘the Edwing’. The mom shared the video to Twitter on July 3, where the adorable clip grabbed the attention of many baseball fans and had over 150,000 views at the time of writing.

Preston might have switched things up a bit in his own unique style, but one thing is for sure. This little boy is going places! Many have attempted to imitate Encarnacion’s signature move, but it seems that tiny Preston here is the first one to actually nail it. His mom Meghan posted the video on Twitter with the caption “Hey @Indians, who does it better? @Encadwin or my four year old??”

With his huge toddler grin and those bouncy blond locks, Preston makes his way around the bases, with his right up lifted up at the perfect parrot-perching position.

“He was the first batter,” the mom said of the Fairview Park Tee-Ball game. “They’re supposed to hit, stop at first, the next batter comes up, they go to second and continue on,” she said. “He just hit and went all the way around.”

The tiny baller reached such a huge following, that he even had the honor of sizing up to the real Edwing on July 11. Preston and his family met Edwin before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. The boy got an autograph and even snuck in a quick game.

In an interview with TribeVibe, Meghan said that her family has longstanding loyalties to the Cleveland Indians. “We grew up in Cleveland,” she said. “We’ve been coming to the games forever with our families.” And by the looks of things, the baseball-loving tradition will continue, evidenced by the huge grin on Preston’s face.

Well how about that? Now we are sorry we didn’t go to those ball practices when we were young. Maybe we would have scored something like this ourselves. Or is Twitter the main culprit here?

Credit: Meghan Cooke via Storyful

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