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This Band Created A Corrido For The Elotero Who Had His Cart Flipped Over

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“No me muevo, no me muevo.”

The Mexican Standoff, an L.A.-based band that sings folk Mexican music, has a new song that focuses on a situation that made all elote lovers pay attention: the flipping of an elotero’s cart by a fellow Latino. You might remember that last week, Benjamin Ramirez recorded a confrontation that took place on a public sidewalk in Los Angeles. The video starts with Ramirez arguing with a man over his elote cart, which the man claimed was taking up space on the sidewalk. After some yelling, the man, later identified as musician Carlos A. Hakas, flipped Ramirez’s elote cart to the ground but not before being hit with chile powder.

The band uses the song to tell the story of the incident, which is the function of a corrido. They even used one of Hakas’ now famous lines: “Yo no soy racista, te dijo que soy Argentino.”

Fernández, who is a singer for the band, says via Facebook messages that the song was created on the spur of the moment. One band member started to sing “elotero” and the rest was a whirlwind of recording and making the music video.

“It is important to give voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless,” Fernández says. “The Mexican Standoff does not tolerate incidents like this.”


H/T: Aura Bogado / LAist


READ: An Elotero Had His Cart Thrown To Ground And He Got It All On Video

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He Just Hit A Milestone Few Players Reach, But Adrian Beltre Will Be Remembered For Much More

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He Just Hit A Milestone Few Players Reach, But Adrian Beltre Will Be Remembered For Much More

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre just made history. The 38-year-old just became the 31st player to get more than 3,000 career hits, joining a list that includes names such as Pete Rose, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente. Although the Dominican pelotero is now part of a prestigious list, let’s be honest: we’re going to remember him for his hilarious antics on the diamond and in the dugout.

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If you haven’t paid close attention to Beltre’s career, you’ve probably missed out on him doing stuff like this…

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Yep, that’s him trying to outrun a tag by running into the outfield.

… and this:

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Here he is trolling teammate Elvis Andrus while Andrus attempts to catch a pop fly.

Camera operators know to keep their lenses fixed on him, but once in a while, they get a little too close.

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After the camera op takes a spill, you can see Beltre gesturing, “Yo, I didn’t touch him!”

Apparently, Beltre hates it when people touch his head.

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Look at how quickly he recoils when someone gets close.

So, of course, his teammates always try to mess with him whenever they get a chance:

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They’re willing to risk getting bashed with a batting helmet just to get a rise out him.

Even opposing players try it.

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One look at that move — Neo in “The Matrix” comes to mind — and you can tell Beltre is used to it.

And sometimes, they succeed.

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Although it may look like Beltre completely hates it…

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If you watch closely…

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You’ll see it’s all in good fun…

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Because what is baseball if you’re not having fun?

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Congrats on 3,000 hits and hats off to you for keeping the game fun, Adrian Beltre.

READ: Latino Baseball Players Talk About The Culture Clash They Experience Playing For MLB

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