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Many parents believe their kids are the best at something, but we’re going to go out on a limb here and say few believe their kid is one of Major League Baseball’s greatest players of all time reincarnated. But that’s what Cathy Byrd believes. Byrd says her son Christian Haupt was Gehrig in a past life, basing that claim on stories the young boy told her when he was 2 years old. Christian reportedly told his mother  he “used to be a tall baseball player” and remembered traveling to hotels by train, among other things the toddler had never been exposed to.

So, naturally, Byrd wrote a book about it called “The Boy Who Knew Too Much,” which was released Tuesday. And according to Deadline, 20th Century Fox already bought the movie rights.

Byrd also talked to a psychiatrist and past-life regression therapist, who gave her more reason to believe Christian was the New York Yankees legend reincarnated. Still, there’s no way to prove reincarnation as far as we know, so we’re going to have to leave it to readers to decide the truth.

There’s been a lot of talk about Fake News! ever since Donny Trump took over of the White House, but this story has to be the fakest news of all. Lou Gehrig reincarnated? Sad! If you’re gonna convince your two year old that he’s a reincarnated version of baseball player don’t go out choosing one of the greatest players ever. Go ahead and choose a decent third baseman back in the 1930s instead. If this mother came out and said she thinks her son is Lew Riggs I’d probably believe it. Mostly because I have no idea who Lew Riggs. I just googled ‘third baseman 1930s’ and he popped up in an online quiz about wins above replacements or some bullshit like that. But the average person would see this outlandish statement that a 2 year old is former third basemen Lew Riggs, do a tiny amount of research, and say fuck it who cares.

But to throw around Lou Gehrig’s name is absurd. The guy was one of the best players of all time and has the disease that killed him named after him. You can’t put your two year old son on that level. Putting your son on a Lou Gehrig level for a made up reincarnation story is LaVar Ball saying he’d beat Jordan one-on-one. Pure nonsense.

If anything this Christian Haupt kid was spewing nonsense like two year olds and LaVar Ball do. And during one of his many two year old rants, he said he used to be a good, old, tall baseball player. Then Christians mom decided to convince Christian what he said was real until he actually believed it. Took him to see some therapists to ‘verify’ this story. Then ran straight to the bank, laughing at everyone dumb enough to believe her like a super villain. Now she’s gonna finally cash in that check, plus more, all because there are dumb fucking people amongst us who believe this story.

The Haupts don’t even believe this story! They’re playing everyone!

“Christian Haupt was discovered on YouTube at the age of two for a baseball playing cameo role in the Adam Sandler movie “That’s My Boy.” He was the youngest person to ever throw a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game and his YouTube videos have been viewed by more than 15 million people. As a toddler, Christian played baseball for hours on end and insisted on wearing a baseball uniform every day. His fascination with the sport came as quite a surprise to his parents who were not fans of the game. At the age of two, Christian began sharing detailed information about being a baseball player in a former lifetime in the 1920s and ’30s. Now eight years old, Christian no longer has spontaneous recollections of a past life, but he does remember all of the things he said when he was younger.” 

That little snippet is from their official Christian Haupt website. The kid who is Lou Gehrig reincarnated is no longer Lou Gehrig reincarnated? Now he’s just a really good 8 year old baseball player? No shit. This mom pimped Christian to the max and now she’s cashing in. I can’t knock the hustle for using their kid to make a fortune but damn she fucking sucks.