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VIDEO: Little League Pitcher Does Uncanny Luis Garcia Impression on the Mound

Larry Rupp
VIDEO: Little league pitcher does uncanny Luis Garcia impression on the mound.
VIDEO: Little league pitcher does uncanny Luis Garcia impression on the mound. / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Kids have long tried to emulate their favorite baseball players and Charlie Spring's impression of Houston Astros pitcher Luis Garcia may be as spot-on as it gets. The 9-year-old little league pitcher showed off the unique wind-up when throwing out the first pitch at the Astros' game on Wednesday.

Spring went viral a few weeks ago when a video featuring him using the wind-up at his own games was shared across social media platforms. It eventually made its way to the Astros TV broadcast team and was broken down side-by-side to Garcia. An invitation to a game in Houston came next.

Before Spring was strutting his stuff in front of fans at Minute Maid Park, he was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Astros clubhouse by veteran catcher Martin Maldonado. He took some swings in the batting cage before meeting Garcia face-to-face in Houston's weight room.

Talk about a dream come true for a kid that just loves playing baseball. Spring hopes to see his favorite team win the World Series this year and oddsmakers certainly don't think it's an unattainable goal. The Astros have the third-best odds to win it all at +800, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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