NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You’re killin’ me, Smalls!

This week’s best viral video comes courtesy of the New York Yankees, who recreated the famous Great Bambino scene from “The Sandlot” while preparing for the upcoming season down in Tampa, Fla.

Brett Gardner stars as the clueless Scotty Smalls, while Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chase Headley, CC Sabathia, Brian McCann and Didi Gregorius play his teammates who can’t believe they just used a ball signed by Babe Ruth, which landed over the fence and into the jaws of the dreaded dog Hercules, aka the Beast.

Watch the full video via

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And this is cool: a side-by-side comparison of the original 1993 scene and the Yankees’ homage is already up on YouTube.

Impressive showing by the Bombers:



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