Originally written August 22, 2012 on Lady At The Bat:
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Leave it to the Little League World Series to take my mind off a Yankees team who dropped their second straight game to White Sox last night. The loss and Ivan Nova's continuing troubles have been easily relegated to the back burner of my mind, because history was made in Williamsport yesterday. As you probably know, the team from Uganda became the first African team to win a game in the Little League World Series.After another team from Uganda was kept out of last year's Series due to visa problems, it was exciting to see this team make it to America to compete in the tournament. Well, actually, no one expected them to actually "compete." It was an accomplishment just to get here. They got blown out by Panama in the first game 9-3, and they were destroyed by Mexico in the second game 12-0. Their final game was a consolation game against Gresham, OR. I expected another blowout, but they won it. Oregon had runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs in the final inning, but ...
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