Little League Kids Score 10 Runs In Bottom Of Sixth To Tie…

The little tykes from California playing in the Little League World Series (U.S. Championship final) scored 10 runs in their last licks to tie the game. This is the home run that sealed the comeback. Unfortunately, Tennessee put up nine more runs in the top of the seventh and won 24-16, so it was all for naught. » 8/25/12 7:05pm 8/25/12 7:05pm

"They Represented Canada Well": Sad Things Said Yesterday By Managers Of …

The Little League World Series is going on, you realized over the weekend, as you scrolled through your digital cable guide. That means ESPN is lying about fastball velocities and kids' dreams are getting crushed. They will never become Chris Drury or Todd fucking Frazier. They'll just sit around, talking 'bout the old … » 8/21/12 11:55am 8/21/12 11:55am

"Play Hard And Have Fun And Let The Chips Fall Where They May": Little…

ESPN caught Indiana's manager Brett Mann firing his little leaguers up in between innings and it's not only awesome, but exactly what you want to see from little league sports. Yes, he wants to win and he's urging them on so they can win, but he's not talking about "glory" or being a "champion" or any other high-minded… » 8/19/12 8:40pm 8/19/12 8:40pm

Little League Team Advances To World Series On Sketchy Third-Base…

The team from Petaluma, California advanced to the Little League World Series last night after escaping from a sixth-inning rally by their Nanakuli, Hawaii opponents with an appeal to third base that a Hawaiian runner missed the bag. The score was 7-6 Petaluma at the time, with the Northern California team needing… » 8/12/12 10:00am 8/12/12 10:00am

Reds Third Baseman/Superhero Todd Frazier Has Been Crafting His Legend …

You already know about Todd Frazier's mythical ability to hit home runs without the use of his hands, as well as his unmatched heroism in the face of murderous chunks of steak, but did you know that Todd Frazier has been making a legend of himself since he was a child? » 6/01/12 3:40pm 6/01/12 3:40pm

Mexico Rides Strong Pitching To The Top Of Our Unnecessarily Abstruse…

Welcome to the second installment of DRURY, our exclusive Little League World Series power ranking and prediction engine. Yesterday's edition was postponed due to the earthquake and lack of interest. The ranking is a composite of the teams' box score statistics and schedule strength—see the original post for more… » 8/24/11 5:45pm 8/24/11 5:45pm

Sabermetrix Are For Kids: Introducing Our Little League World Series…

We're a few days into the Little League World Series, which means it's time to unveil our system for evaluating the teams: DRURY, or Determination of Robustness of Undoubtedly Rambunctious Youths. It takes box score statistics from every game, converts them into a composite runs scored and allowed per game (BR/18O and… » 8/22/11 5:30pm 8/22/11 5:30pm

Presenting Slo-Mo Video Of A Little League Player Taking A Baseball To …

Your morning roundup for Aug. 20, the ninth day that Delonte West will wake up hoping Home Depot calls. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. (Video from California's 11-0 win over Rhode Island H/T Shaun B). » 8/20/11 9:45am 8/20/11 9:45am

Chris Kluwe Conditionally Surrenders No. 5 To New Vikings QB Donovan…

Your morning roundup for July 30, the day we're provided with living proof that 32-year-old women are, in fact, into 83-year-old men. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 7/30/11 9:45am 7/30/11 9:45am