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Little League World Series Diary Day Three: Game Day

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Did I tell you I bought Angus this? How could I not, really?

We got there early enough to see Angus and Jack do their close-up for ESPN.
Aren't they cute? Hundreds of teen-aged girls certainly thought so.
Angus led the team in some warm-up exercises.
Sure, they look little and cute, but don't let that fool you - they're small but deadly.
We had VIP passes and a roped-off seating section, but there weren't enough for everyone's immediate family and everyone extra who came, so we would get there crazy early for every game and sit all around the VIP section to save seats for all the grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, then go down to the VIP section when the game started. 

Isn't this crazy? This is crazy, right? We're at the Little League World Fucking Series!
Look at the size of this goddamned scoreboard!
I bet you can guess why Eve found this so amusing (Ass-Pac! Ass-Pac!)

Before their first game, they were awarded medals for making it here.
Pretty g…

Oh. God.

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The EYES in the HAPPY faces are HEARTS. 
Katie (@kmoney375)2013-08-24 9:24 PM Canadian team but let's make sure you see Angus Adams and Jack Walsh. #llws#heavenpic.twitter.com/CeZ5Xhdl2Y

Little League World Series Diary, Day Two

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So apparently this is why the Little League World Series (for the 11 and 12 year olds, which is the one that people really get excited about) takes place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania every year. 
You drive by all this before you drive down to the parking lot for the ballpark.


Our team was at the batting cages as we were walking up to security. 
Angus was at pitching practice.
Here is a giant baseball wearing a hat, being held in a giant baseball glove.
We had to go to a parents meeting first thing in the morning. The gist of it was, your kids are safe and happy here but you're not going to see them much, and during the games you'll most likely be on television, so don't swear or pick your nose or flash your boobs. 


After anything happened on the diamond, people would come out with rakes and paint and watering cans to make it all perfect again. 
Eve before her trip to the gift shop. 
Eve after her trip to the gift shop, with Cassidy, the sister of another player. Re…

Little League World Series Diary, Day One

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So we left early last Wednesday morning.

We were a bit nervous about crossing the border. Not that we ever do anything to be nervous about like smuggle stuff or anything. Are the people that actually do bad stuff nervous crossing the border, or only the people who are innocently crossing the border to watch their kid play baseball? 
Isn't this pretty? And inviting?
It's like they sent us an engraved invitation!
So welcoming!


Well okay, THIS was a little rude.
We may or may not have found ourselves with an illicit Canadian banana. One of the other mothers said she got across and realized she had blueberries. We started calling ourselves the Fruit Salad Bandits.
Ready to cheer her brother on in the Parade of Champions. (Seriously? Seriously)
Mmm. Firemen. 
Marching band. Cool. I don't think I've ever actually seen a marching band up close. They can walk and play music at the same time. I can't even walk and think at the same time without tripping.

Some people threw …