Omar Little's fierceness could only be matched by the late Michael K. Williams, but Orioles slugger Austin Hays' two-run home run against the Royals on Tuesday night comes pretty close.
On Tuesday, Orioles play-by-play announcer Kevin Brown honored Williams after the 54-year-old had died earlier in the week. Brown appropriately cried out one of Omar Little's iconic lines from HBO's hit series 'The Wire' for the perfect moment.
It was one of many tributes that were recounted and celebrated rightfully over the last 24 hours following his passing.
"That ball is massacred by Austin Hays!" MASN commentator Kevin Brown exclaimed. "Oh my goodness! You come at the king, you best not miss."
"The Wire" is a show deeply entrenched in Baltimore culture and Brown's tribute to Williams' passing reflects just how much his character means to the city. The play-by-play tweeted his grief regarding the tragic news of the death of such a beloved actor in Williams.
The iconic quote comes from the eighth episode of the series, with Omar taunting a character by the name of Wey-Bey, whom he wounded in the leg after striking down Stinkum as the duo looked to take out another drug dealer.
Riding high on a 14-game hit streak, Hays' 16th home run of the season virtually put the Orioles' lead out of reach for Kansas City en route to a 7-4 win, Baltimore's third win in its last four games.