Watch: This Little Leaguer has the tiniest strike zone ever
Move over, Eddie Gaedel. We have a new nominee for tiniest strike zone ever.
A young player named Deivis Ordonez is going viral for a tactic he employed at the Little League World Series. The Venezuelan youngster crouched down to form the smallest zone imaginable during an at-bat against Australia:
Nickname: Chicken Little
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 17, 2019
Ordonez is 5-foot-0 and weighs 87 pounds according to ESPN’s profile on him. His nickname, fittingly, is “Chicken Little.”
Before you get too crazy, know that Ordonez was doing that as a tactic on the first pitch that he was taking. He actually stood up for the next pitch and ended up bunting for a single in his at-bat. Also, just because he had crouched down didn’t prevent that first pitch from being called a strike.
Ordonez came around to score on a single and excited the fans with a dance move:
— ESPN (@espn) August 17, 2019
If Ordonez turns out to be the breakout star of this year’s event, it would be quite the turnaround from last year’s viral star.
Maybe he’s bringing small ball back?
H/T Barstool Sports