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Friday, March 10, 2017

No MLB public tickets for Pirates-Cardinals game at Bowman

Cool stuff.

While two Major League Baseball teams will be playing at Bowman Field on Sunday, Aug. 20, in what will be the first regular season MLB game in history at the longtime stadium, local fans don’t appear to be attending.

The Williamsport Crosscutters, who play their home games at Bowman Field, announced that Major League Baseball said no public tickets will be available for the MLB Little League Classic and that those in attendance will be Little League players and their families.

The game is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and will include announcers Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza, Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian.

Both Pirates and Cardinals players are scheduled to attend the Little League games during the day “as a unified demonstration of their passion and commitment to helping grow the game at the youth level,” according to a statement by the MLBPA.

The game will be in conjunction with the Little League World Series, which runs Aug. 17-27 in South Williamsport at Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: March 10, 2017 at 01:19 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: little league

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

DMR: Mother of Johnston Little League player dies from cancer

Very sad news out of Iowa…

Jen Garcia first made headlines during the August series when her on-camera interview with ESPN’s Jaymee Sire was interrupted as her son, JT, hit a home run. She and some other parents traveled to South Williamsport, Penn., to watch the boys on Johnston’s Midwest champion Little League team play.

Sire was mid-sentence, asking a question about the bracelets the boys wear in Garcia’s honor, when JT’s metal bat connected with the ball — ping! The ball sailed over the center field fence, giving Johnston a 4-1 lead over the West champions from California. They would go on to win 5-1.

The interview came to an immediate stop as Garcia and the Johnston faithful celebrated.

“Wow, to be caught on camera. That was amazing,” she said.

Before the celebratory moment, the pair had been discussing how her son’s teammates have bonded and supported the family during her illness.

“It was very important for me to make the trip and be able to watch the entire team play,” Garcia said. “They have really come together and become a family.”

The Little League organization offered their sympathy Tuesday afternoon, just after hearing news of Garcia’s passing.

May her memory be for a blessing.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (((JE))) Posted: October 05, 2016 at 01:44 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cancer, cancer sucks, espn, iowa, little league

 

 

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