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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Big Al speaks: Meet the dinger-hitting 12-year-old who became a viral Little League sensation

With just 16 words, a legend was born: “Hi, my name’s Alfred Delia. Back home they call me ‘Big Al’ and I hit dingers.”

He also has the nickname The Sauce which is incredible.

Master of the Horse Posted: August 15, 2018 at 09:12 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: kidsareawesome, little league

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   1. Master of the Horse Posted: August 15, 2018 at 01:55 PM (#5727256)
Was this posted already because this is fantastic but I don't see anyone talking about it here.
   2. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 15, 2018 at 02:02 PM (#5727264)

This kid has more good nicknames than all of MLB put together.
   3. Master of the Horse Posted: August 15, 2018 at 02:10 PM (#5727272)
2--totally agree. Cookie, Bubba, Boomer, Pots and Pans and The Sauce. Amazing
   4. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: August 15, 2018 at 06:02 PM (#5727475)
This ungrateful, snot-nosed kid should be run out of baseball, pronto! Back in my day, 12-year-olds didn't have nicknames, except "Piece of Crap" and "Little Piece of Crap"! Why, I'll bet he doesn't even know who Walter Johnson was! Put down that baseball bat and go back to sweeping chimneys, you Little Piece of Crap!
   5. Batman Posted: August 15, 2018 at 06:29 PM (#5727485)
His childhood should be taken away!
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 15, 2018 at 08:19 PM (#5727527)
Man, there's 12 year olds who can hit better than I can. That's humbling.

Also, Jack Keefe would have something to say about this.
   7. Omineca Greg Posted: August 15, 2018 at 08:20 PM (#5727528)
I read the article, fun story.

At the bottom of the page was a video of Dave Winfield opening a package of baseball cards and then talking about the players. Dave is a good raconteur, I was entertained.

But then they got to Pete Rose.

So here is Dave Winfield speaking extemporaneously about Pete Rose...

Open the dictionary and you'll see "relentless" next to his name. He was just one of those Type A personalities when he played. When I came into the big leauges and I'm watching, he's part of this "Big Red Machine". Best team I ever played against. You got him...you got Pete...you got Griffey who you run like the wind. You got Joe Morgan. You got Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster. One year they had everybody on the team hit .300 or more. The pitching was mediocre, but trying to stop that team is like trying to hold water back with your hands...it ain't gonna happen. It's not going to happen. Pete Rose...he was a little too much of a Type A. He'd get the ball, he'd throw it down. But if he had one hit, he wanted two. If he had two, he wanted three. If he had three he wanted four. And he wanted the game to keep going. He was totally invested in the game.

LOL! Ahh...that was great. Made my day.
   8. Master of the Horse Posted: August 15, 2018 at 08:43 PM (#5727547)
   9. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 19, 2018 at 01:55 PM (#5729725)
Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo
The Mets meet a Little League celebrity: "Big Al" Delia, who mashes dingers.

This tweet has a photo of the little f@cker.

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