Patrick Renna and Tom Guiry’s encounter with a kid in a “Sandlot” t-shirt is internet gold
If I say “you’re killing me, Smalls” and you look at me funny, you’re either too old or too young for us to chill. The classic 1990s film The Sandlot captured the hearts of millennials everywhere, but if you can even believe it, there are kids today who have no idea who the Great Hambino is — even when he’s blazoned across their own shirt.
Actors Patrick Renna and Tom Guiry, aka, Hamiltion “Ham” Porter and Scotty Smalls from The Sandlot, were wandering Manhattan when they stumbled on a young man wearing a very cool shirt. Specifically, a shirt with the film’s iconic line “You’re killing me, Smalls” — and an actual image of Renna from the movie.
Said nice shirt to this dude walking by us and he had no idea what we were talking about. Thought I would capture the moment. pic.twitter.com/mrx5mgNzDm
— Patrick Renna (@PatrickRenna) July 25, 2018
Apparently, the boy had no idea who he was taking an epic selfie with, because Renna tweeted the photo of him wearing a shirt with his child self on it along with the caption, “Said nice shirt to this dude walking by us and he had no idea what we were talking about. Thought I would capture the moment.” Because you see, sports fans, Guiry and Renna played the exact characters that timeless and oft-repeated quote is referring to.
Cue a few million millennials yelling at this kid to get off our lawns.
I mean, it’s understandable that this young dude had no idea he was standing next to the actual Great Hambino. It’s not like he doesn’t still look EXACTLY THE SAME 25 years later.
Twitter had plenty to say about this kid’s clueless encounter with two stars of one of the greatest films of all time (don’t @ me).
How do you not know who Scottt Smalls and the great Hambino are? Like what!— Dubs (@MikeDubsRadio) July 26, 2018
Also, his resemblance to one Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez didn’t go unnoticed.
Looks like he could be Benny the jet son— IrepDCSports (@IrepDCSports) July 26, 2018
But most people were just stunned that this guy had no idea he was in the presence of greatness.
My response: pic.twitter.com/CxsGavlm3L— Brittany. (@L8kergyrl24) July 26, 2018
Um, also, I need this fine art on my wall yesterday.
I have that shirt as well as this picture hanging up at work. People keep asking if it’s a pic of me as a kid... pic.twitter.com/vTgcVawLaX— Tyler Molina (@tylerjuancarlos) July 26, 2018
A lot of folks were merely curious if the actors divulged their true identities.
Should've told him you were, "The sultan of swat! The colossus of clout!"— Nicole ☀️At Sunrise (@alamanecer) July 26, 2018
BABE RUTH! ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/3JtGOGg1Ys
Did you tell him you were the Great Hambino!?!?— Snarking Geoffefe (@EnterTheSwett) July 25, 2018
So, after the pic did he ever figure it out? Did he just go home that night and thing a couple randos took a selfie w him bc they liked his shirt? Did he buy the shirt or was it a gift? I'm having a lot of feelings about this and have a LOT MORE questions. pic.twitter.com/APTnKqtER3— Caitlin Houle (@marie_cmh) July 26, 2018
I mean, he literally still looks like he did in 1993.
Fountain of youth CLEARLY located in your backyard bruh..... You literally look exactly the same.. This is SO cool— Charles Montgomery II (@cmontgomeryII) July 26, 2018
Alas, no response from Renna (Guiry isn’t on Twitter) about whether or not they set the unwitting wearer of a seriously amazing t-shirt straight. Thankfully, it translated to internet gold regardless.