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Old 08-30-2015, 12:46 PM
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Japan vs Pennsylvania

Nothing like watching a 12 year old hit a Grand Slam!
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Go Pennsylvania USA!!!
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Go Pennsylvania USA!!!


Thrilling!
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This is pissing me off.
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Sadly.... PA used all the good pitchers to get to the final. The best were not able to throw and Japan capitalized !

It looked promising up 10-2 .... then the wheels fell off.

I don't live far from Red Land. They are still the best in the US !
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Sadly.... PA used all the good pitchers to get to the final. The best were not able to throw and Japan capitalized !

It looked promising up 10-2 .... then the wheels fell off.

I don't live far from Red Land. They are still the best in the US !
Amazing that a little place on the map like that shows up with such a great team. I'm only 25-30 minutes away myself. FedEx guy that comes into our shop had a kid on the team.
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Sadly.... PA used all the good pitchers to get to the final. The best were not able to throw and Japan capitalized !

It looked promising up 10-2 .... then the wheels fell off.

I don't live far from Red Land. They are still the best in the US !
Yup for US it will always come down to how easy a ride they have through the bracket. If they don't have their stud pitcher available, it's tough. The international teams are just so much deeper. You throw a #3 or 4 pitcher, from a community team like RL, well you see the results.

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Amazing that a little place on the map like that shows up with such a great team. I'm only 25-30 minutes away myself. FedEx guy that comes into our shop had a kid on the team.
I'm not far from RL either.
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I'm not sure the international teams are as strict about how teams are selected. To pull that kind of talent from a single town just amazes me. They may pull what the LL team from Chicago did and pick kids from outside their area.
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I'm not sure the international teams are as strict about how teams are selected. To pull that kind of talent from a single town just amazes me. They may pull what the LL team from Chicago did and pick kids from outside their area.
I think I heard on the broadcast that the Japanese teams are selected at age 5, teams of 24 kids each year. Then they practice together - 12 hrs each weekend day, I believe, then when it's time for that team to come to LLWS they peel off the top 14 of the 24 to go. Three of the 14 are one year under age so they have some experience every year.
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I think I heard on the broadcast that the Japanese teams are selected at age 5, teams of 24 kids each year. Then they practice together - 12 hrs each weekend day, I believe, then when it's time for that team to come to LLWS they peel off the top 14 of the 24 to go. Three of the 14 are one year under age so they have some experience every year.
Sounds just like what the Soviets use to do! The US team from a town of around 320, the Japanese team from all of Japan.
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Originally Posted by kone View Post
I think I heard on the broadcast that the Japanese teams are selected at age 5, teams of 24 kids each year. Then they practice together - 12 hrs each weekend day, I believe, then when it's time for that team to come to LLWS they peel off the top 14 of the 24 to go. Three of the 14 are one year under age so they have some experience every year.



There are many very specific rules about picking teams etc.... I was in the thick of it 8 years ago when my son played. Any "organizing" a All Star team before the spring selection process isn't allowed, but the rule bending is rampant. Towns that bend the rules are able to build teams for several years. They start playing organized competitive ball at 7 years old and play 70+ games a year.
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Originally Posted by John_Madison CT View Post
There are many very specific rules about picking teams etc.... I was in the thick of it 8 years ago when my son played. Any "organizing" a All Star team before the spring selection process isn't allowed, but the rule bending is rampant. Towns that bend the rules are able to build teams for several years. They start playing organized competitive ball at 7 years old and play 70+ games a year.
Thanks. With as small as the town PA was from is, I'm sure some "bending" went on with that team too.
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I'm not sure the international teams are as strict about how teams are selected. To pull that kind of talent from a single town just amazes me. They may pull what the LL team from Chicago did and pick kids from outside their area.
I brought a team to Maryland to the eastern regionals in softball. It is almost impossible to prove any violations but we played a stacked team if I ever saw one. This was "big league" LL (15 to 18 yr. olds? )and the girls were starting pitchers from college teams all over the country. I suspect there are egregious violations of the rules on many many US teams also. It has become very competitive.
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