Monday, August 18, 2008

Bow to your new LLWS Overlord

With all apologies to Joakim Soria, there's a new "Mexicutioner" in town, and he goes by the name of Jesus Sauceda.

And, oh yeah, he's only 13 years old. And completely freakin' dominant.

Yesterday, Mr. Sauceda threw a perfect game for Mexico in the Little League World Series, the first perfect game in South Williamsport since Chao-An Chen of Taiwan tossed one in 1979.

12 batters up, 12 batters down. Did I mention he struck out all 12 of those batters? Yep, he did. And the only reason he didn't get to toy with the Italian kids for a few more innings? The 10 run mercy rule came into play.

Domination. And for the hell of it, he also went 3-for-3 at the plate, hitting a grand slam in the 3rd inning, finishing with 6 RBI on the day.

So, next time you want to avoid another Olympic puff piece, flip over to ESPN and see if you can catch a glimpse of Mexico's diminutive Bob Gibson. I promise you won't be disappointed.

19 comments:

rob said...

i am the jesus. i fuck you tuesday.

Whitney said...

Eight-year-olds, Dude. Eight-year-olds.

jerome said...

How dare you post something without talking about Michael Phelps. He is the (ridiculously overexposed) Jesus!

TJ said...

That Bolt guy is still mugging for the camera...

Rhymenocerous said...

I caught a lot of shit from friends on Saturday night for screaming to a roomful of Olympics watchers that Bolt MUST be on drugs to run that time. They called me too pessimistic, but I hold to my opinion in my sobriety.

I can't be alone on this, right? The guy shattered the record while hamming it up the last 20 meters.

Sadly that same night, Ben Johnson lifted his head up in the kitchen of the Tim Horton's where he's washing dishes to watch the race on a grainy black and white TV. Even he called bullshit on the results.

Greg said...

I kind of agree with you about Bolt. Indeed, the whole Jamaican contingent raises some suspicions.

Geoff said...

Hi Greg! Sorry I didn't call you back this weekend. Didn't get your message until Sunday morning...and I'm too old and lame to handle a night out with you and Davies at this point anyways....

Mark said...

I'm watching doubles table tennis and it seems awfully crowded around that table. You think they could come up with a bigger table for four fully grown men.

Also, some woman in the crowd looks to be using an Abacus as some sort of Oriental thunderstick.

Geoff said...

I am also watching doubles table tennis...and it seems pointless. Why not just play singles with subs?

TJ said...

I was rooting hard for the Belarus guy in the combined weight lifting event thingie...the Russian seemed a tad over the top, in a Bolt kind of way.

TJ said...

And the handball game that ended in a 30-30 tie minutes before they cut to the weightlifting...lame.

Geoff said...

I was involved in a handball game this morning. It also ended in a tie.

TJ said...

Was it a Hot Morning Mess?

Geoff said...

No...not remotely.

TJ said...

Yeah, this seems perfectly normal:

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume, officials said on Tuesday.

Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence at being stared at, police said.

TJ said...

I'm watching the US/China baseball game right now (which apparently gets very chippy) and come on, Yang Yang is not a name.

Geoff said...

Holy wow...if you're watching the US-China baseball game, the Celestial's catcher just hit a homerun that made the score 9-1 USA...and he showboated his way around the bases like he was a cross between Jeffrey Leonard and Usain Bolt...

Whitney said...

So in the Far East, land of the economy-sized coupe, he "Cadillacked" it around the bases? 'Bout time they started borrowing from us.

Oh, and if you want to read more about how Ralph Kiner coined that expression, it's here. Sort of.

Greg said...

Hi Geoff!!! That's okay. I wouldn't call me back either.