In last night’s Little League World Series semi-final game, Texas eliminated California to advance to the United States Championship.
The game was filled with ups and downs — I know because, for some reason, I watched the whole thing. California jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, but Texas responded with a grand slam in the bottom half of the inning to take a one-run lead. The two teams traded jabs for the rest of the game, with California winning for most of the contest, before Texas smacked a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth to tie it up at six. It would ultimately lead to an extra inning showdown (Little League games are only six innings), where Texas hit a walk-off home run in the eighth inning to advance. Truly thrilling stuff, if you care about 12-year-olds playing baseball (Editor’s note by Dorn: don’t do it).
But the highlight of the broadcast wasn’t any of the baseball action, it was this awesome pregame speech by an assistant coach for Texas who kind of looks like Kenny Powers.
Most Texas pump up ever and I love it. GIVE YOUR HEART TO THE GREATEST STATE AROUND, THE STATE OF TEXAS pic.twitter.com/XB29xl9sQ0
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) August 28, 2015
That right there is why you do it. You might only be 12 years old, but you’ve got a state behind you that loves winning — and hates California, too. They want you to beat those hippie, tax-loving, Billabong-wearing weirdos into the fucking ground. That’s who you represent, man. Also, do it so this old man won’t yell at you if you lose. He seems like one of those coaches who isn’t comfortable with losing, at any level.
Texas will face Pennsylvania on Friday for the U.S. Championship and a chance to play in the World Championship on Saturday. If you plan on betting on these games like I do, remember to check out my LLWS gambling tips HERE..
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