Normally my baseball fix is provided by Major League Players, taking things seriously, usually only on TV, though I do occasionally get to live games, as I did in May, when I managed to see the Dodgers win, which was nice. Mind, seemingly they’ve done plenty of that this season, almost got boring lol! No, seriously, its nice, but yes, if it doesnt happen in the playoffs now, it is going to be a letdown to some degree, for sure. Not that I’m competitive, and normally prefer to support the underdog, but never mind…
But at this time of year, I tend to get my baseball fix from a much younger age group, from people from all over the world, not just the US, though to be fair, half the teams are from the US, but anyway… Yes, its Little League World Series time again. I know, everyone is so competitive, its just me that is so laid back about such matters, or so it seems? Fine, it might help if I had affiliation to one of these teams, but without that, nope.
Today though, for the youngsters (most are between 10, and 13) brought a different type of fun, meeting up with the ‘big boys’ from the MLB. Yes, tonight, St Louis, and Pittsburgh will play a game, not in the normal stadium in Pittsburgh, but in a stadium close to where the youngsters are playing, and it seems they’ve got a mass invite. What was fun today, was seeing the two groups interacting with each other. Some of the big names have played in the LLWS in the past, and some of this years teams will play in the MLB in the future, for sure.
I know, I know, a lot of it for the MLB players is probably just PR stuff, but its fair to say that everyone seemed to be enjoying it. I just find it all rather delightful, as I cant imagine many of our star soccer/football (depending on where you read this) players doing the same thing, with young 12 year old footballers. Maybe I’m doing them down, who knows, but I suspect not?
Right, video time. Maybe I shouldnt go with this, because time doesnt seem to have been kind to this group, but given I’ve never heard of a music festival at Ullapool, in the north of Scotland before, lets roll with it.
Oh fine, for those of a nervous disposition, an extended version of the original record