You can blame sports movies, you could point your finger at highlights shows or you might even shake your head at the live replays during broadcasts of your favourite game. Whatever you feel the cause, slow motion moments are always the best because they capture all of those dives, catches, slides and dunks in all of their glory.
So can you really blame a kid for wanting some of that glory for himself?
Meet three-year-old Lennox Salcedo, a little kid baseball player with some pretty big league aspirations. The boy became a viral sensation after a recent game in the Walnut Valley PONY League out in California, in which he showed everyone his own mad slow-motion skills when he ran from third base to the home plate in… well, slow motion.
It was like a sports movie come to life when the boy’s coach (who also happens to be his dad) told him to run home as fast as he could. Lennox gave a big thumbs-up but then, rather than sprinting to the plate he slowed down into an exaggerated run that had everyone in the stands doubling over. Or stressed out, depending on how you look at it.
But, what’s cuter than a three-year-old pretending to be a replay camera? A puppy running alongside him, maybe, but that’s about it.
If any of you need a laugh, the coach told my cousin to run home as fast as he can and he delivered pic.twitter.com/VpBBzIEtzf
— ratby (@TabbyRodriguez) April 29, 2018
The entire thing — including Lennox’s dad urging him to run faster halfway down the line — was captured on video by one of the team’s moms. Later, the kid’s cousin posted the video online where people have been talking about it ever since. Seriously can someone from the big leagues cue up “Chariots of Fire” and let this kid run in slow-motion on an actual MLB diamond already? At this point it would make our dreams come true.
“[Lennox] was definitely trying to put on a show for everyone,” his cousin Tabby Rodriquez told Today. [https://www.today.com/parents/watch-3-year-old-boy-s-slo-mo-run-home-t128112]
So far the video has been seen nearly seven million times, which means Lennox is either destined for the big leagues or the theatre. Either way, we think it’s awesome to see a kid just doing him, and everyone falling in love with him in the process.