Local Team Heads to Little League World Series
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 15, 2006 6:39PM
Chicagoist played Little League as a kid, and dreamed about an opportunity to travel to Williamsport, Pa. -- home of the Little League World Series. More than anything, we were excited about the possibility of playing on a field with a real home run fence! But considering all the 5th and 6th place trophies from out local league still sitting in a closet at Mom & Dad's, dreams of playing on the national stage wasn't very realistic.
The team has already arrived in Williamsport, where they'll be competing against 7 other American teams and 8 international teams. It's the first time since 1992 that a team from Illinois has made to the LLWS. Not only will they get to play on fields with fences, they even be televised on national TV! ESPN will be carrying the earlier action, while the championship game will be on ABC.