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dippydooey Expert 35 posts since
May 25, 2007
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Aug 14, 2007 7:53 AM

Have you ever gone to the Little League World Series?

What is it like at the LLWS?  Other than games, what happens at the LLWS?  Lu

  • Gregglink Amateur 4 posts since
    May 25, 2007

     

    Pin trading

     

     

    Funnel Cake

     

     

    Deep fried Twinkies

     

     

    Sliding on the hill behind the stadium

     

     

    And lots of great games and smiling faces!

     

     

  • BHanlon Pro 82 posts since
    May 30, 2007

    I am heading to Williamsport on Friday for my first LLWS. I have been to Bristol ER a number of times but this will be my first Williamsport trek.

  • Gregglink Amateur 4 posts since
    May 25, 2007
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    3. Aug 14, 2007 11:40 AM (in response to BHanlon)
    Re: Have you ever gone to the Little League World Series?

     

    Thats great B. Please be sure to stop by the Active Network tent on the concourse. We'll have a bunch of folks there and we would love to say Hi!

     

     

     

     

     

    Gregg

     

     

  • Gregglink Amateur 4 posts since
    May 25, 2007

    Quite a place. Play ball!!!!

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
    Jun 5, 2007

    Hi Lu! Good to see you here

     

    I have never been to the LLWS but I would like to check it out sometime in the not-too-distant future. I have grand plans of combining it with a visit to Cooperstown. What a great weekend that would be!






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  • Section1Guy Rookie 2 posts since
    Aug 14, 2007

     

    I've been to Bristol for the New England and Mid-Atlantic regionals every year since 2001 for the full 10 days.  It's an amazing experience.  I actually enjoy it more than Williamsport because the players are playing that much harder to GET there, they still have their hometown identity, and all the game are on one field.

     

     

     

     

     

    I went to Williamsport in 2003 with Saugus Mass.  I met them in Bristol (I'm from NY) and really hit it off with the people involved with the program and they invited me to Williamsport.  I was planning on driving the Friday morning before the first game started, but the blackout in NY happened.  I didn't feel like staying home in a dark house so I left around 11pm, and arrived in Williamsport around 3am.  I pulled into my hotel parking lot expecting to sleep in my car, but I went inside to make sure this was okay and the woman let me in my room for free.  She said it was ready.  That was an amazing boost.

     

     

     

     

     

    I got up early and drove downtown and I saw it for the first time in person.  It was one of the most amazing sights my eyes have seen.  The stadium from the top of the hill as you drive into town.  I drove down the hill, into the lots, and walked past the practice fields, Volunteer Stadium, and into Lamade.  It was even better than I could've expected.  I immediately went into the store and bought a LLWS hat, and a couple t-shirts, went to the LL museum and sat in on a parental meeting that a LL official was hosting in the grandstands. 

     

     

    I could go on and on about my 3 days in Williamsport.  It was just fantastic.  My only problems were that I like to see every game, every pitch, and since the start times are staggered between each stadium, while one game is finishing up, the other is getting ready to start and there are already 6000 people waiting in that stadium.  You can't get solid seats for a game if you plan on watching all of them. 

     

     

    I'll go back to Williamsport when I can take family members or my girlfriend or someone who's never been there before.  For me, I'll watch it on ESPN where you can see every pitch from the best seat in the house.

     

     

  • CranberryBlue Pro 94 posts since
    May 25, 2007

    Never been but would love to go.  Monday the 20th I have my annual trek to my favorite Boston watering hole (T's Pub - Comm Ave) to watch Walpole play on the big screen.  Two years ago I was sitting at home, watching the games on ESPN & my wife, out of the blue said "I'd like to go to WP someday for this."  You could have knocked me over with a feather.

  • BHanlon Pro 82 posts since
    May 30, 2007

     

    And of course in keeping with the Little League guidelines I trust you will be drinking lemonade?

     

     

    My kids cut the deal with my wife after traveling to Bristol last year for the regionals. They were disappointed to see the regionals end and begged me to take them to Wport.  I did not have the guts to ask, between all the work that comes with that esteemed presidential role and umpirng All Stars I thought I would be sleeping in the concession/equipment booth if I tried to head to Wport. 

     

     

  • CranberryBlue Pro 94 posts since
    May 25, 2007

    Sorry, but my beverage of choice will be of the adult variety.    I gotta get to Bristol for the umpire classes someday too.  That's the vacation I plan for myself that I never take.  :'-(

  • ActiveAdmin Active.com Staff 61 posts since
    May 2, 2007

    I've been twice and gained a few pounds both times. Lots of good food at the field and in town. One of many great things about the LLWS are the people. I enjoyed meeting a variety of people from all over the world. It's simply a fun coming together of sport. The families, fans, coaches and players are so sincere and excited. It's the real deal.

     

    BTW - if any of you want to be a guest blogger on our LLWS Fan Blog , send us an email .

  • TG. Legend 954 posts since
    Jul 25, 2007

    When my son was 9-12 we would go to Bristol and watch regions for a weekend, then go to Williamsport a few times. Williamsport is driveable for us. The LLWS is the Disneyland of baseball. It's a great baseball party. As a coach it was an opportunity to talk with other coaches, league officials and parents from all over the world. The Curacao administrator was such a great guy he gave my son a Curacao flag and later mailed him the team media guide. A couple of years ago one of the LLWS teams was a rival of ours, My son had a great time talking with the players about their experience.

     

    The first time we went when my son was nine he caught a foul ball the first five minutes he was there. Later in the evening he got Harold Reynolds to sign the ball. At nine and ten he was real good at hamming it up for the cameras and getting on TV. At eleven and twelve he was too cool. My son was supposed to go to the LL summer camp so he could play on the field when he was eleven. His all-star team made it into August so he missed the camp.

  • Trish18 Active.com Staff 457 posts since
    Jun 5, 2007

    I just watched a video on our LLWS special section of kids sliding down that hill. If I ever get to Williamsport to experience this event, that is one thing I will be sure to have on my to-do list!






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