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101 inning Little League game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Did a search for 101 and nothing came up, so hopefully this isn't a d_b

    http://news.aol.com/philanthropy/article/youth-sluggers-play-longest-charity/518251?icid=main|main|dl1|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Fphilanthropy%2Farticle%2Fyouth-sluggers-play-longest-charity%2F518251

     
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Can we get a box score?
     
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Yes, but the fax is down. You have to take it by call-in.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I bet there were parents angry over their kids' lack of playing time.
     
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Better make sure all the names are spelled right. Otherwise, you could be costing 817 kids a scholarship.
     
  6. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    That's pretty close for 101 innings.
     
  7. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Johan was pulled with 97 pitches in the fifth.
     
  8. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Love how the AP repeats the lede at the very end. Just so, you know, we didn't forget.
     
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    - 17 kids pissed themselves in left field because the half-inning went too long.
    - nine players left their glove on the bench
    - six times inside the park home runs were hit without the ball leaving the infield
    - 49 girls struck out 52 boys
    - 267 times a sibling ran out onto the field
     
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I was wondering why AP picked this up. It's a nice local story, but it's a freaking fundraiser. And it's not the first of its kind. Lots of teams and leagues have done this sort of thing over the years.
     
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Why shouldn't AP pick it up? It lasted 36 hours, had all sorts of interesting stats and, while I'm no seamhead, is much better than much of what AP will leave publications to put in the national briefs wrap-up.

    Would you rather have Favre and the Vikings, Day 37 - "Sides Still Optimistic" - or this?
     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    1) It wasn't a competitive game that lasted that long. It was designed to go 101 innings.
    2) It was a fundraiser.
    3) It's a local story. If it happened in my town, I'd have no problem covering it and doing a nice feature story on it. When it's happening three or four states over? Meh.
    4) It's not an original idea. There have been tons of these things over the years.
     
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