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Category Archives: Little White Ball (Baseball)

Can Western Region do it again?

Once again, a Western Region team has a shot at winning the Little League World Series. Last year, Waipio, Hawaii won the championship. Now, Park View Little League of Chula Vista, California can bring it home. I’ve been very impressed with Park View. They had a thrilling come-from-behind victory over favored Warner Robbins in the semis. In …

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Things you don’t know about the Little League World Series

Today, the Little League World Series began in South Williamsport (no, not Williamsport), Pennsylvania. Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to know all about Little League baseball. For example, you’ll learn that 12-year-old pitchers are limited to 85 pitches per game, runners can’t leave their base until a pitch crosses home plate, and every …

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A “code” of respect?

White Sox’ manager Ozzie Guillen recently threatened to retaliate against teams whose pitchers hit their batters. This seems like a brutal case of bad sportsmanship unless you read The Code: Baseball’s Unwritten Rules and Its Ignore-at-Your-Own-Risk Code of Conduct by Ross Bernstein. Then, baseball’s traditional “eye for an eye” method of policing proper conduct makes sense – …

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More than just special

One of the downsides of being a Little League president is that I fall behind on the latest subjects of water cooler chat. I didn’t see President Obama’s interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show until last night. (Thank goodness for DVR.) This is when the president made that infamous crack about the “Special …

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When it was all worth it

My speech at our Little League’s Opening Day. Photo by Rob Steaffens. To me, the most significant part of last Saturday’s Opening Day came late in the day. I was sitting in the bleachers of one of the fields where a AA game was taking place. The ceremony that I spoke at had long since …

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