Mexico and Japan are battling it out in the 2023 World Baseball Classic to see who will face the United States in the final and Mexico outfielder Randy Arozarena went viral for a great catch and an even better reaction.
Mexico led Japan 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning when a Japanese player rocked a ball deep into centerfield. The Tampa Bay Rays star made it back to the wall and snagged the would-be home run, preventing a huge momentum shift.
However, it was the vibe shift from Arozarena after the catch that really set fans and social media afire.
RANDY AROZARENA ROBS ONE 🤯 pic.twitter.com/gvZzjY2fUo
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) March 21, 2023
Not only did Arozarena cooly mean-mug after making the fantastic catch, but he even took time out to sign autographs afterward like a true king.
The legend of Randy Arozarena continues ✍️ pic.twitter.com/LcboPhGBDv
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) March 21, 2023
Social media was ablaze with adoration for the 28-year-old player, who has been making a real name for himself in the WBC. They loved the catch, but more so, his very cool reaction afterward.
Randy Arozarena after pulling off one of the best catches you’ll ever see pic.twitter.com/JXRpo0jF1N
— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) March 21, 2023
Randy Arozarena just robbed a home run and is now signing autographs in the middle of the game. The term “legend” gets thrown around a lot. Randy is a legend. pic.twitter.com/1jUgImvS1Y
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) March 21, 2023
all you absolute freaks on this website have ruined my brain because I don't even watch wrestling and I can't stop thinking about how good Randy Arozarena would be in the ring
— The Crink Chronicles (@cdgoldstein) March 21, 2023
This man loves to show up in big games. https://t.co/X7GwcYvjty
— Joe Hunk (@JoeHunk) March 21, 2023
10/10 celebration https://t.co/RI4hJ1CyaG pic.twitter.com/lLOQ11hnLU
— SBMM (@SBMM_425) March 21, 2023