Sometimes, a Little Leaguer’s inspiration shows itself in subtle ways.
Maybe they wear their uniform properly on the field, but flip the hat back in front of the mirror before the game like Ken Griffey Jr.
Perhaps they prefer high socks or thick eye black, imitating the “throwback” legends of yesteryear or those modern-day ballplayers who love to get their uniforms dirty.
Get your “I Am 12” memes edited and ready to go, because there’s actually a slugger currently competing in the Little League World Series lead-up whose entire aura is so Voit-ish that we’re starting to believe in reincarnation.
Look at this energy, this headband, and this CHAIN as our Voit-style hero hits home plate and celebrates with his teammates. You’ll never be the same.
One Little League World Series star looks exactly like Yankees 1B Luke Voit.
Now show me the “point back to the dugout” celebration so I know it’s real.
If we didn’t know Voit’s whereabouts this week (mashing the baseball to the short porch at Yankee Stadium), we would’ve considered putting out a “missing persons” report. Maybe Voit was just taking Aaron Judge’s advice from the T-Mobile spot with Giancarlo Stanton and taking a few underage pitchers deep to get his confidence back up?
Considering things have been a little touchy ever since Anthony Rizzo came to town, we’d understand that.
This is a huge week for big-leaguers with Little League overlap, considering the Little League Classic will take place on Sunday featuring the Indians and Angels in Williamsport.
If either of those teams could use an infusion of power, they might want to get in touch with the MLB-caliber slugger who appears to be living out a reverse-“Big” scenario with some genuine children right about now.
Imagine being that age and being confident enough to embody Voit’s full swagger enough to wear his get-up like a Halloween costume? Please. This kid rules.