Daily Archives: August 26, 2012

Japan team will not disappoint

Photo courtesy of coupleofsports.com. Japan and Tennessee will square off in the Little League World Series title game at 3PM today.

By Josh Kramer

Little League Baseball has and always will be the end all be all when it comes to youth baseball.  It is the most popular and far-reaching youth baseball program on the globe.  Williamsport is the sanctuary of youth baseball and Howard J. Lamade Stadium is the mecca.  I understand that.  But I have never been a huge fan of the immensely popular program.  My main issue is they utilize “baby” rules.  They play on a miniature diamond that would likely be more fit for 6-year-olds rather than 6 foot tall 12-year-old man childs.  The rules are similar to tee-ball.  And all it does is postpone the inevitable move to big boy rules longer than it should.  At least one team has dispelled these thoughts from my mind temporarily.  And I will give you a hint:  It is not an American team. Continue reading

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