It is that time of the year again, mid to late August. Kids are getting excited to go school clothes and supply shopping. Older brothers and sisters are going off to college (UM hopefully). But there are some kids that have only one thing on their minds....winning a World Series Title. A Little League World Series Title that is.
On the softball side of things, a team from Michigan, Croswell-Lexington to be exact, is in the semi-finals and will probably win. Croswell is located on Lake Huron about 30 miles north of Port Huron. Croswell is home of the "mother-in-law" bridge.
I have coached against this team and they are the real deal. http://www.littleleague.org/series/2011divisions/jlsb/series.htm
On the baseball side, Opening Day for the World Series is today. For the first time in several years, LL is adapting a modified double elimination bracket. There are 8 American teams and 8 International teams. Each division will work down to a single team and play in the final game.
If you have never watched a Little League game, I encourage you to take 30 minutes. These 12 year old boys are playing for the love of the game. They leave it all out on the field.
There is a game on ESPN now if anyone is interested.