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Category Archive for 'The American Game'

R.I.P. Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks, 83. “Hey Ernie, let’s play two!” Bookmark It

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Wow, look at all the press following her around! And of course she threw a perfect strike: Bookmark It

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons. Bookmark It

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Chicago won! #JRW's "National treasures" on A1 of Sunday's @chicagotribune. Very cool: pic.twitter.com/kZRFhaZVzn — Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) August 24, 2014 Bookmark It

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Taney loses to Chicago, 6-5

If we had to lose to any other team, I’m glad it’s Jackie Robinson West. And here’s hoping the other city team kicks Vegas butt, now that I know their wingnut coach told them they were playing “for American freedoms.” It was a great game, and Taney almost pulled it out. But they didn’t. (Sports […]

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I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Mo’Ne was good but she didn’t have her A game. And out of the 13 kids on the Vegas team, 12 of them bat over .300, so Vegas bats got them an early lead. Then they tacked on five insurance runs at the top of the 5th, […]

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People hoping to get tickets for tonight's Philly v. Las Vegas game are wrapping around Lamade Stadium #llws #taney pic.twitter.com/dcSfbOS0S2 — Valerie Tysanner (@valerietysanner) August 20, 2014 Great story about the history of the Taney Little League… Bookmark It

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Another first

Pretty sure Mo’Ne is the first Little Leaguer to make the cover of Sports Illustrated — but with that comes the hex! Bookmark It

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Mo’Ne Davis, of course: “She has an effortless media savvy,” says Peterson after a day at WHYY, talking on radio about the death of Michael Brown and unrest in his hometown of Ferguson, Mo. “Juxtaposed with the loss of Michael Brown’s life, the emergence of Mo’ne is a great relief.” In his opening monologue, Oliver […]

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The shittier the news gets, the more I love baseball. I watched another great game in the Little League World Series last night: Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West vs. Rhode Island’s Cumberland Americans. Cumberland battled JRW’s batting powerhouse until the final out, but couldn’t pull out the winning run. What was really amazing was the speech […]

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