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 the United States championship, they topped a strong McAllister Park American team.
Now they face Kuei-Shan in the finals. I’m a bit nervous about us facing a Taiwanese team in the championship. I still have memories of when Northwood Little League of Irvine, California (from our local district) lost to Taiwan in 1987.
Regardless of the outcome tomorrow, the fact that Park View made it this far is a tremendous accomplishment. I hope these kids can take at least a few moments before tomorrow’s game to savor their achievement, trade some pins, and have fun.
Good luck, Park View! All of us in Western Region will be rooting for you.
(And if you live in Park View’s league boundaries, sign up for Winterball. How many kids can say that they play along side the United States Little League Champions!)