On Sunday, the Little League team from Maine-Endwell, N.Y. beat the team from Seoul, South Korea, 2-1, in the championship game. More importantly, South Korea’s catcher Jungseo Cho set a new gold standard in commitment to pitch framing.


The subtly-disputed call came in the fourth inning, leaving pitcher Junho Jeong, who had retired the opposition in order until this point, visibly frustrated. But while he goes for a short walk around the mound, Cho freezes so long the umpire calls time—ostensibly to clean off the plate and certainly to express his displeasure at the statue act and think about his sins.