PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)- A tear-jerking postgame speech from Cumberland American coach Dave Belisle following his team’s 8-7 loss Monday in the Little League World Series has spread across the Internet, with people around the world sharing video of his motivational pep talk.
Belisle became a national star over the last week as ESPN analysts fawned over his upbeat message to his little leaguers during their three games in Williamsport, Pa. Cumberland American was eliminated from title contention by Chicago Monday night.
“The only reason why I’ll probably end up shedding a tear is because this is the last time I’m going to end up coaching you guys,” Belisle told his team after the game. ESPN cameras stayed rolling for the duration of two-minute speech.
Below is a list of the best tweets on Coach Belisle’s heartwarming speech.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 19, 2014
Why We Love Sports Today: After LLWS loss, Rhode Island coach Dave Belisle delivers a heartfelt speech to remember. » http://t.co/5t9kkcmPjx
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 19, 2014
This Little League coach’s motivational speech is just the best pep talk—Watch now: http://t.co/1INPB7sU6q
— E! Online (@eonline) August 19, 2014
VIDEO: Little League coach Dave Belisle gives a perfect postgame speech to his kids after being eliminated. http://t.co/ihX538KlQO
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) August 19, 2014