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2016 LLWS thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    We're about four days in and the bracket is taking shape. Kentucky and Iowa, both 1-0, were tied 3-3 after six innings. It's now 14-3 Kentucky after the top of the seventh. And that's what happens when you run out of pitching.

    But ... the huge news over the weekend was Japan going 0-2. That hasn't happened since 1962; Japan hadn't even lost its opening game since 1965.

    On the U.S. side, California lost for the first time in an opener since 2002. So it's a wide-open field. And there don't appear to be any signs of boundary cheating or covert 15-year-olds!
  2. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Good thing ESPN shows about 50 LL games now. There should be more coverage on the Ripken 10 and under tourney though.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I could see a New York-South Korea final. NY has two superb arms and the games are spread out just right for them. South Korea's pitching has been phenomenal.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    IIRC from when we had a 12s team there, USA and international finals and the grand finale are on CBSSN.
  5. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Breaking news: Tim Tebow has signed with Iowa.
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  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Yep. They have been for a few years now, IIRC.
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Who's the LL star who will make it to the show?
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Probably no one. Anyone with that kind of obvious talent isn't likely to be a part of Little League.

    ... Today's South Korea-Mexico game should be good. Mexico trying to get all the way through from dropping into the loser's bracket in the first game.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I know and understand your reasoning there. But remember, most of the U.S. kids there are travel-ball mutts. They're not taking the alternate route.
  12. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

    IDK but did you see that kid from Panama hit one about 350 feet?
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