Commentary

One day in Williamsport

Updated: August 31, 2009, 2:03 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

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DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

The team from Kentucky didn't fare well at the Little League World Series. But their fans were among the most supportive, as seen here. And smart move by these fans to use easily removable paint, as well. They may want to keep that handy for when John Calipari brings a Final Four appearance to Kentucky.


DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Here is a list of prohibited items at the Little League World Series. That's odd, I see nothing about drugs or drug paraphernalia. Specifically, nothing about steroids or syringes. Hmm ... suspicious.


DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Free parking at the Little League World Series. Free admission, too. It's quite nice.


DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

What the ... ? Eighteen bucks for a cheese pizza?! That's where they get you. I knew it was too good to be true.


DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Every LLWS participant wears this "i WON'T CHEAT" patch on his or her uniform. So there's no cheating going on here. There isn't any proper capitalization going on here, either.


DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Customers overrun the gift shop counter to buy overpriced LLWS-logoed trinkets. EVERYONE! STOP CORRUPTING THE PURITY AND INNOCENCE OF THIS EVENT!

DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

I don't know what this father and shirtless son were talking about. But if this were South Chicago instead of South Williamsport, they'd probably be plotting how best to attack an umpire.

DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Josh Beckett never played in the Little League World Series. But he is there in spirit/teenage neckwear.

DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Fans of the Asia-Pacific team were perhaps the most supportive, singing and chanting through every at-bat. Of course, I couldn't understand anything they were chanting. Maybe they weren't being supportive at all.

DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

Like many wild creatures with bad reputations, Little League parents can actually be quite docile in captivity.

DJ Gallo from the Little League World Series

This mister is great for a hot day at the LLWS. Fun Fact: The mist comes not from water, but from player tears.



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