Allow us to take this very brief break from staring at the computer and/or television waiting for any kind of trade deadline news — we might even settle for what Jon Lester had for dinner — to bring you a special video presentation on Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.
It's not a career retrospective, because Beltre's still going strong in his 17th big league season. It's not a top ten countdown of his greatest defensive plays, because that would obviously require much longer than the 23 seconds allotted. It's not even a video of Beltre and his son taking batting practice at Globe Life Park, although we wouldn't complain about that either.
No, this video is actually a history lesson on just how little Adrian Beltre appreciates having his head touched by anyone, whether it be a teammate, an opponent or basically any human being walking the face of the earth.
He does not like it. He may harm you if you try, so it's necessary that you watch this video for these three important reasons:
It could save your life
If this video prevents one person considering touching Beltre's head from going through with it and experiencing his glove-throwing, cup-checking wrath, it will be worth it.
Some people may have thought this was only a recent issue that started with the Texas Rangers and, more specifically, with teammate Elvis Andrus. As we see here, it actually existed during his 2010 stint with the Boston Red Sox, and we believe it goes back a lot further than that.
Forget the first two. This is what it's all about, especially if you're not one of those attempting to irritate Beltre. You might especially enjoy Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano teaming up on him before the AL's team picture at the All-Star game. That's obviously the best way to get one over on Adrian Beltre, though we're sure he'll get revenge somewhere down the road. Likely when they least expect it.
BLS H/N: Cut 4
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