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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quote Of The Century: Colby Rasmus On The Little League World Series

Those Stage Father & Son’s Dinners must have been beauts.

The wonderful John Lott of the National Post, in putting together a feature on Canada’s entry in the upcoming Little League World Series, asked Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus about his experience as a member of the U.S.A. team in 1999.

He supplied Mr. Lott with the quote of the Century:

  Tough competition, good players. The field, the stadium, it was awesome. A ton of people in the stands. I don’t think pressure really bothered us. We were more scared of my dad than anything.

You might think that the fear of Tony Rasmus would have something to do with the overbearing reputation he earned, whether fairly or unfairly, while his son was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. However, I’m not so convinced.

Repoz Posted: August 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bob Tufts Posted: August 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4208006)
Can you imagine TLR's bullpen management combined with the LLWS pitch limits rules?
   2. Rover the Big White Ball Posted: August 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4208017)
I for one am appalled at the exploitation of these 12-year-olds. ABC and ESPN and other People making money off their labor, while they toil for free. Someone must put an end to this sham amateurism.
   3. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: August 14, 2012 at 01:08 PM (#4208038)

That was Colby Rasmus on South Park?
   4. Gamingboy Posted: August 14, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4208058)
I for one am appalled at the exploitation of these 12-year-olds. ABC and ESPN and other People making money off their labor, while they toil for free. Someone must put an end to this sham amateurism.


A valid point, but given the thrill that those kids get from being on TV, and allowing the fact that it allows their friends and family that couldn't make the trip be able to follow them, I've always kind of found the argument a bit hollow. It's not like these are NCAA players who are having their likeness being used on jerseys, posters, T-shirts, etc where there are very specific cases where individuals are being exploited. ESPN is more focusing on the generic LLWS product...
   5. Bob Tufts Posted: August 14, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4208071)
I still await ESPN's Little League World Series of Poker to be broadcast during rain delays at Williamsport.
   6. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: August 14, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4208113)
I for one am appalled at the exploitation of these 12-year-olds. ABC and ESPN and other People making money off their labor, while they toil for free. Someone must put an end to this sham amateurism.

Worse than that, it's only an hour to Happy Valley. Slave labor, child prostitution, foreigners...the LLWS is the worst thing on the planet!
   7. Bob Evans Posted: August 14, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4208391)
I still await ESPN's Little League World Series of Go Fish to be broadcast during rain delays at Williamsport.

FTFY
   8. shoewizard Posted: August 14, 2012 at 08:09 PM (#4208448)
My best friend hates baseball. (Maybe he hates me and it's just displaced anger). Anyway....he says he loves watching the LLWS because he loves watching the losing teams cry. Twisted.
   9. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: August 14, 2012 at 09:24 PM (#4208492)
My best friend hates baseball. (Maybe he hates me and it's just displaced anger). Anyway....he says he loves watching the LLWS because he loves watching the losing teams cry. Twisted.

Come on, kid! Act like you've been there before!
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 15, 2012 at 12:22 AM (#4208553)
My best friend hates baseball. (Maybe he hates me and it's just displaced anger). Anyway....he says he loves watching the LLWS because he loves watching the losing teams cry.

Huh, and here I thought there was no crying in baseball...

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