Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Southwest Regional Champions Meet Carm Grieco Who Played In The First Little League World Series

Courtesy of Brian Haller (The South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria)

I pulled into the parking lot of The South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria, meeting my wife for lunch and there they were, the Southwest Regional Champions, Post Oak Little League team out of Houston, Texas. And by chance, Carm Grieco who played in the very first Little League World Series was also dining at the restaurant.


Courtesy of Brian Haller (The South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria)

Brian Haller, owner of The South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria, said that they were honored to host the Southwest Little League Team from Houston, Texas for lunch today! Carm Grieco who played in the very first Little League World Series for the Lock Haven All-Stars took time to tell the young men about his World Series experience and pose for a picture with the team.

2018 Little League World Series - Rain Rain Go Away

Volunteer Stadium where the rain keeps coming down and Little League uses it's blower system to keep rain off the infield.
Photo by John Green
World Series scheduled to begin Thursday morning, we have had enough rain already. But there is good news. Wednesday (Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade) and Thursday are scheduled to be sunny and hot. Friday's games could see some interruptions from 5-9pm according to my weather app. Then good weather through the weekend.

So come on out to watch some exciting baseball as these 11-12 year olds will not disappoint. It is a great time of the year. This series should be on your bucket list so why not cross it off this year. As we always say,

Play Ball!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Video - Hawaii Wins West Regional Championship and headed to Williamsport

A Little League Baseball and Softball Video (Click)
Aukai Kea's 13 strikeouts and Sean Yamaguchi's 4 RBIs lead Hawaii to an 11-2 win against Northern California in the West Regional Championship.

Video - Rhode Island wins New England Regional Championship and headed to the 2018 Little League World Series

A Little League Baseball and Softball Video (Click)
Behind Jake Mather's go-ahead home run in the 5th inning, Rhode Island defeated Massachusetts, 3-2, to win the New England Regional Championship.

Video - New York Advances to the 2018 Little League World Series

A Little League Baseball and Softball Video (Click)
Gregory Bruno tossed a perfect game and Steven Martinez hit a two-run double as New York topped Maryland, 4-0, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Final.

Stay tuned to LLBWS News for information of Upcoming Events at the 2018 Little League World Series

Dugout is a favorite at the World Series games.
A John Green file photo
It is an exciting time in Williamsport as all 16 teams have punched their ticket to Williamsport. I watched many of the United States payoff games and have to say I was very impressed with the Hawaii team. They are big 12 year olds, loose mainly because of their manager's attitude. And their team leader Sean Yamaguchi is a hoot to watch. Always aware of the camera, he teases the viewer with his antics that will crack you up.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 
Wednesday, August 15
·         4 p.m. - Little League World Series Picnic
·         6 p.m. – Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade (Downtown Williamsport – Hosted by City)
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