The Greatest

The Greatest is all about perspective. Just when you think you are failing, when things seem to be going wrong a change of perspective shines a bright light of realization that you just might be succeeding in other ways.

It is a very simple concept but the key, of course was finding the right young actor to play the part. As you have seen, he is amazing. After countless takes throwing the ball up and missing—which is harder than you might think—he never lost his zeal. The last scene was as strong as the first. “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang fittingly takes us from despair at ‘strike three” to euphoria and inspires us to embrace the value of Optimism as we face similar situations each day. After all, you might just be The Greatest.


Boy: I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike One.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Two.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Three.
I’m the greatest pitcher in the world! Yes!
Music: Celebrate good times, c’mon!
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Your Comments
Lu Allen from Tx APRIL 1, 2021
I look at this video every year on the opening day of baseball season. I love it!

mady lindsy from crinsy NOVEMBER 16, 2020
if you think you are good you are do not let enyone tell you difrent

Roy Siefert from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania  JULY 1, 2020
This is a wonderfully done message. I used to to start a staff meeting with my employees. Thanks for your work.

Jayden APRIL 16, 2020
If you just believe you can do anything

Kaleah Ash from Mobile, Al APRIL 15, 2020
Never know when you face with great talent

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