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At last some good local baseball news 
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 | 01:51 pm [baseball, hagerstown, sports]
The Orioles have settled back into their customary mediocrity after a promising start, the Nationals sit comfortably at the bottom of the National League East, and the Hagerstown Suns, bless their hearts, are playing .400 ball and sitting fourteen games out of first place in their division in the South Atlantic League. But there is still a reason for baseball fans in this area to hold their heads up high and let their hearts swell with smug local pride that will drive our neighbors in the four-state region up a fucking wall. For the first time in forty years, a team from Washington County has qualified for the Little League World Series.
Our local paper, the Herald-Mail — the old gray lady with late-stage dementia — has the story right here. (It’s not written by Bob Parasiliti, so don’t be afraid to read it.)
Here’s the story from Little League Online, with a bit more detail on the upcoming World Series.
The Federal Little League All-Stars are the third team from Hagerstown to qualify for the 16-team international tournament in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the first since 1968. The Federals won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship by defeating Devon Stafford Little League 8-3 in Bristol, Connecticut last night. They were undefeated in both the regional tournament, and the local tournaments that preceded it. They will arrive in Williamsport with a perfect 14-0 record.
The Federals play their first World Series game Friday night at 8 P.M. Eastern, facing the Great Lakes Regional Champions from Jeffersonville, Indiana. In addition to teams from all over the United States, the Little League World Series includes clubs from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, Guam, Venezuela, and Japan.
Good luck, Federal. Have fun — but kick a little ass up there, too.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 11:11 am (UTC)
Personally, this is the kind of stuff I just hate. It ticks me off that the county gave these little brats $10,000 to go up to Connecticut and play baseball with a bunch of other little brats. If the parents don't have enough money to pay for their own children to go up to Connecticut to play baseball, maybe just maybe, they shouldn't have them participate in all-star teams.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 11:25 am (UTC)
But I'm sure you agree with theft as long as it goes to the things you support.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:18 pm (UTC)
You know what I would support? Retroactive birth control for your mother.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:26 pm (UTC)
At least we all know you support murder now. Will you do it yourself or do you prefer to have others do it in your place because of the fact that you are a coward?
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:32 pm (UTC)
I bet your pardon, Mr. "Taxation is Theft and Anyone Who Disagrees Should Hang From a Rope," but I think you're the one who's had the Big-Talking Internet Chickenshit act down around here. You calling Rick a coward is less like the pot calling the kettle black, and more like the pot jumping up and down and shouting at the kettle as the kettle blithely walks away.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:33 pm (UTC)
A guy that hides his identity by being anonymous is calling me a coward?

Birth control ain't murder, even when it's down retroactively. If it makes you feel better, I would pay your mother ten bucks NOT to have sex with your father.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:33 pm (UTC)
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:36 pm (UTC)
The county paid $10,000 for the Federal All-Stars to go to Connecticut? I didn't know that . . . yeah, that does seem like something the parents should pay for themselves. Maybe the Federal Little League could set aside a little nugget from their concession sales or something to help cover it.

I still hope they win.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 | 01:43 pm (UTC)
In fact, I read this morning that the $10,000 went to pay for the hotel rooms for the parents and the player's siblings. I personally hate the fact that tax money is being used for sporting events. What makes this even more egregious is the fact that the money was spent not only out of the county, it was spent out of the state. It provides absolutely no value to the people of Washington County. None.
Friday, August 15th, 2008 | 11:35 am (UTC)
So "bent corner" (I'm so sure that is your real name) are you now or have you ever been a member of the various agencies of jack booted thugs? (military, police, feds, etc)

---Rob Thompson
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 | 11:46 pm (UTC)
I guess he is a jack booted thug.

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