Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre really hates when other people touch his head. In fact, Beltre hates it so much that he’s even resorted to acts of violence in order to keep his attackers in line.
That’s all fine and dandy when Beltre is dealing with grown men, but what happens when kids get involved? The Rangers attempted to provide some clarity in one of their more recent commercials.
So, that kid is dead now, right? OK, that’s harsh, but you will note that Beltre’s head was never actually touched during the commercial. The man is serious about his personal space, and no kid, no matter how cute, is touching his head.
The best part of the whole thing is probably the look Beltre gives to the kid. Adrian Beltre is not the type of person you want to cross.
All in all, though, great idea by the Rangers here. Beltre’s belief in the “no touching” rule has led to some entertaining moments during games, and it’s cool to see Beltre has a sense of humor about the whole thing.
Major-leaguers ought to remain on alert, though. Beltre may have let the kid live (at least, that’s what the commercial implies), but he’s likely to be far less forgiving to a grown adult.
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