Stealing home base is no easy feat—but one Little Leaguer in the Dominican Republic did just that in a video that’s going viral on Twitter. Posted Saturday, the clip features a young baseball player hurdling over the catcher as he attempts to steal a home run while one of his teammates is at bat.
Stealing home is one of the toughest plays in all of sports but the high level of difficulty did not seem to phase the young base-runner, who barrelled home at full speed before leaping over the catcher with an incredible display of athleticism.
The video was originally shared on Instagram by Sala Deportiva, a popular sports website in the Dominican Republic, with the translated caption: “ATTENTION! Apparently we have a new way of scoring runs ????. This is what a child did in Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic. From 1 to 10, how many for the Flying Child?”
— MLB (@MLB) November 11, 2018
Look familiar? After Major League Baseball tweeted the video on Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays quickly responded to the post with a GIF that looks eerily similar to the Little Leaguer’s leap, writing “What in the Chris Coghlan just happened…” The clip shows the famous play from April 2017, when left fielder Coghlan did a similar front flip over St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to score a run for the Blue Jays.
What in the Chris Coghlan just happened… ???????????? pic.twitter.com/6mDPPNUBLv
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 12, 2018
The Blue Jays weren’t the only ones to comment on the hilarious video, which now has over 142,000 views on Twitter alone. While some users questioned the validity of the play (“He reached back and touched [home plate] but his knee hit the catcher on the way over… As long as the catcher had the ball in [possession] then he was out”), most were impressed by the boy’s acrobatic athleticism: “Regardless of the call that kid is athletic as hell to pull that off!”