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Welcoming The Weekend With People Touching Adrian Beltre’s Head

If you weren’t aware, former MLB player Adrian Beltre had a serious aversion to people touching his head. Seriously. That was a thing.

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Welcoming The Weekend With People Touching Adrian Beltre’s Head


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You made it! It’s finally the end of another work week. Sure, the weekend has lost a bit of its luster lately, but no work is still no work, even if it is just sitting at home doing nothing. I mean, unless you have kids or a family or responsibilities and if so, that’s a “you” problem.

If you are not aware of Adrian Beltre’s aversion to people touching his head, welcome to a better life. As someone who has a similar irrational reaction to having my ears touched (lord help anyone who dares give me a wet willy on God that will be your end) Adrian’s reaction is completely relatable. Couple that with my never ending delight from exploiting a friend’s preposterous reaction to such a seemingly benign event and you’ve got one of my favorite running gags in sports history.

Here’s another I liked.

Have one more, with music!

A special shoutout to Elvis Andrus who takes particular delight in messing with Beltre. The childlike giddiness he exudes while invading Beltre’s personal space will never not be funny. I particularly respect Andrus’ commitment to busting his buddy’s balls. Elvis doesn’t just stop at head touching. Take a second and give this one a look if you don’t believe me.

Andrus’ total commitment to the bit almost costs his team an out. I love it so much. I know these are million dollar athletes playing a billion dollar game but it’s still something children can do. Things like this just make it more fun. Give me all the head touches, bat flips, and any other tomfoolery you can think of. Baseball is a game and it is entertainment. I want all of this and more. The game is a little less fun without Adrian in it.

Josh grew up in the midwest and upon graduating from the University of Iowa he wanted to see the world. After 4 years in Jacksonville he decided he was cultured enough and moved on to Birmingham England (known to the locals as the Detroit of the UK) and then west to San Francisco before settling in NYC. He pays his bills working in finance making sure the 1% remains on top. When he is not selling his soul and unable to look himself in the mirror, he spends his time writing mean things about sports while his dog, Sweet Dee, silently judges from her spot on the couch. He is very biased and never wrong. He would also like to thank Rotowire for never changing their NBA League Pass and MLB.TV passwords from that year when he was an NBA Beat Writer for the Nuggets for some reason.

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