Netherlands Uses ‘Earthquake’ Celebration Following Home Run in Little League World Series (Video)


As you may have heard by now — and really all you had to do was log onto Facebook — an earthquake rumbled the East Coast a little bit on Tuesday afternoon.

An hour or so after the earthquake struck, another quake took place in Williamsport, Pa. — sort of.

The Netherlands and Cumberland, R.I., squared off in a consolation game at the Little League World Series on Tuesday afternoon. Following a home run from Netherlands' Phayson Antonio, the European representative to the World Series staged a pretty elaborate celebration.

As Antonio touched home plate, his teammates, who had gathered around the dirt surrounding home plate, all fell to the ground — as if Antonio had caused a tremor.

The timing is obviously great, but the celebration is more a take on Prince Fielder and the Brewers' similar celebration following one of his walk-off home runs in 2009.

If the Rhode Island team was upset about the celebration, they got their retribution where it mattered most — on the scoreboard. The home run put Europe up 7-3, but the tournament's New England representative battled back to put up five runs in the bottom of the sixth to win.

See video of the Netherlands celebration below, via Yahoo's Big League Stew blog.

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