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cooby
Aug 28 2005 06:37 PM

I sincerely hope that I am not the only one that has been watching these playoffs this year.

Today's final was the best game ever, and I have been watching these games for a long, long time.

Rockin' Doc
Aug 28 2005 09:56 PM

I love watching the LL World Series. Unfortunately, I was unable to watch the final weekend this time around. From the highlights I saw on ESPN, I missed a thrilling final.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 28 2005 10:08 PM

We watched some of the games and wondered how an All-Star LL team from Louisiana could have no black kids on it.

cooby
Aug 28 2005 10:14 PM

Hard to pick a team to root for this year. Couple of lame coaches here and there as usual, but nobody you could really root against.

I love this kid:




Vonn Fe'ao, a fierce little guy with a fiery, cocky attitude of an older teenager, and a just outstanding athlete.

This Series was packed with outstanding athletes, I can't rave enough about it

ScarletKnight41
Aug 28 2005 10:19 PM

When I came home this evening, MK was telling me about Hawaii's victory.

PiazzaFan411
Aug 29 2005 07:50 AM

Hawaii won! I was hoping some team from the US won.

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 08:42 AM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
We watched some of the games and wondered how an All-Star LL team from Louisiana could have no black kids on it.


I think the way these work is that different leagues in each state form all-star teams and battle with other in-state teams to see which one makes the national tourney.
This doesn't say there might not have been Black players participating in that local Louisiana league. But none of them made that league's All Star team.

Later

cooby
Aug 29 2005 08:56 AM

Some more great shots:

This darling little girl from Japan



I've sat on this hill, and it ain't easy



This California coach had a Rollie Fingers look



Some pretty girls over there...



This cute kid was somebody's little brother, and was a lucky charm!

Frayed Knot
Aug 29 2005 01:51 PM

]I think the way these work is that different leagues in each state form all-star teams and battle with other in-state teams to see which one makes the national tourney.


Those aren't state-wide teams, the restrictions are more local than that. The idea is that these teams are supposed to be representing an official LL area so that this does NOT become a cut-throat contest between elite picks from perhaps wildly unequal populations (that's what got the Phillipines team in trouble a bunch of years back).

So this white-only team from Louisiana may just have been from a mostly white Looziana community even though the state has a sizable black population. The fact that baseball isn't nearly as popular among American blacks as it was in years gone by makes it increasingly likely that these state-side squads are going to be filled with suburban white kids.

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 02:01 PM

]So this white-only team from Louisiana may just have been from a mostly white Looziana community even though the state has a sizable black population.


That's what I was trying to say.

Later

cooby
Aug 29 2005 02:08 PM

I also meant to mention


This boy's (Myron Enos) dad quit his job because they wouldn't give him time off to come to Williamsport. Now that's neat...

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 29 2005 02:10 PM

I wasn't implying much else, neither. It was strange and also sad.

metirish
Aug 29 2005 02:13 PM

Great pics Cooby

cooby
Aug 29 2005 03:39 PM

Thanks! I've been looking for a Championship team photo, but no dice.

metirish
Aug 29 2005 03:55 PM

I've checked but can't find any either Cooby, a few of these, your fave player.





cooby
Aug 29 2005 04:06 PM

I love that kid! He reminds me of my son...


Here we go:




And a nod to Curacao, an outstanding team that I really thought was going to win it all...