In the bottom of the 7th inning in a NCAA College Baseball World Series Semi-Final game between the TCU Horned Frogs and Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Saturday night, the camera cut to this redhead kid who proceeded to stare down the lens for an unsettling yet comical amount of time.
Most kids that age would blush or hide their face with their glove or latch on to their momma’s bosom, but this lil’ bro ran the gamut of stares. He gave the deer caught in headlights. He gave the death stare. The “Hello, Newman” look from Seinfeld. The old school Looney Tunes eyebrows just in case any lil’ ladies were watching. He pretty much gave us the fan’s version of “I left it all out on the field”.
And, of course, this kid being a redhead, he got teased in the comments on Facebook…
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Johnny Valenzuela: “How many souls did that Ginger consume through the television screen?!?!”
That one has 13,595 likes and 614 Replies.
The Facebook video has more than 26 million views. More people watched that kid than all of the College World Series games combined from the last decade. The walk-off grand slam even takes a backseat to this bad boy.
More importantly, the animated gif I created (see below) will now become the go-to reaction gif for anything smooth or rico suave.
Of course, due to his chipmunk cheeks, I’d imagine the gif will be more useful for drool-worthy food like those new Mac ‘n’ Cheetos.