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Who will win the US bracket this year?

Hawaii
5
36%
Louisiana
0
No votes
New Jersey
2
14%
Minnesota
0
No votes
Virginia
4
29%
Kentucky
0
No votes
Oregon
2
14%
Rhode Island
1
7%
 
Total votes: 14

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Both have sauce stains - Marinara on the Wops, Salsa on the Ricans
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Is it sauce or gravy?

And if the Ricans have run stains would the Wops have grappa or Chianti stains?

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CAA Flagship wrote: :pissed: :pissed:
Don't push me. :tothehand: :ohno: :ohno:




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Is it sauce or gravy?

And if the Ricans have run stains would the Wops have grappa or Chianti stains?

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Hardcore Wops, at least the ones in the New York area, do call it gravy. As a family, we bounced back and forth but I have dropped the gravy term long ago to avoid confusion with........well........gravy.

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Louisiana (2-1) eliminates Minnesota (1-2) 10-0.

Virginia and Hawaii are both 2-0 and in the driver's seat.

Rhody and NJ play in elimination game today. Winner takes on Louisiana. Winner of that game plays loser of Virginia-Hawaii for spot in the US championship game.

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CAA Flagship wrote:Louisiana (2-1) eliminates Minnesota (1-2) 10-0.

Virginia and Hawaii are both 2-0 and in the driver's seat.

Rhody and NJ play in elimination game today. Winner takes on Louisiana. Winner of that game plays loser of Virginia-Hawaii for spot in the US championship game.
Still not backing off what I said at the start - VA and HI are the best US teams. International side is as it is most years - it's Japan and South Korea and then everyone else are just happy to be there.
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The NJ team has to have the highest average weight for a team in LLWS history, no? And that's not even counting the coach.

There's something in the water in Elizabeth, NJ, and I think it may be Cheesy Poofs.

One of the biggins' mom had a sign last night that said "I'm Biggin's mom, and yes he's only 12."
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93henfan wrote:The NJ team has to have the highest average weight for a team in LLWS history, no? And that's not even counting the coach.

There's something in the water in Elizabeth, NJ, and I think it may be Cheesy Poofs.

One of the biggins' mom had a sign last night that said "I'm Biggin's mom, and yes he's only 12."
NJ (2-1) eliminates Rhody (1-2) 2-0. Faces Louisiana next.

Oh, and NJ food is outstanding. :coffee:

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93henfan wrote:The NJ team has to have the highest average weight for a team in LLWS history, no? And that's not even counting the coach.

There's something in the water in Elizabeth, NJ, and I think it may be Cheesy Poofs.

One of the biggins' mom had a sign last night that said "I'm Biggin's mom, and yes he's only 12."
No kidding, those were some big boys last night. I kept thinking it was the same kid over and over again until I saw it was like 3 or 4 different kids. And yeah, the coach was huge. Those aren't big dugouts, I was wondering if he was going to fit through the opening or not.
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93henfan wrote:The NJ team has to have the highest average weight for a team in LLWS history, no? And that's not even counting the coach.

There's something in the water in Elizabeth, NJ, and I think it may be Cheesy Poofs.

One of the biggins' mom had a sign last night that said "I'm Biggin's mom, and yes he's only 12."
No kidding, those were some big boys last night. I kept thinking it was the same kid over and over again until I saw it was like 3 or 4 different kids. And yeah, the coach was huge. Those aren't big dugouts, I was wondering if he was going to fit through the opening or not.
I'm pretty sure it's just two kids. Escobar, the third baseman, and Mateo, the first baseman. The rest are your run-of-the-mill, scrawny PRs (and one darkie).

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No kidding, those were some big boys last night. I kept thinking it was the same kid over and over again until I saw it was like 3 or 4 different kids. And yeah, the coach was huge. Those aren't big dugouts, I was wondering if he was going to fit through the opening or not.
I'm pretty sure it's just two kids. Escobar, the third baseman, and Mateo, the first baseman. The rest are your run-of-the-mill, scrawny PRs (and one darkie).
Last kid who pitched looked tall. With all that size, they did have that tiny kid with the glasses playing in left field.
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CAA Flagship wrote: I'm pretty sure it's just two kids. Escobar, the third baseman, and Mateo, the first baseman. The rest are your run-of-the-mill, scrawny PRs (and one darkie).
Last kid who pitched looked tall. With all that size, they did have that tiny kid with the glasses playing in left field.
Left fielder was the lone darkie. The right fielder is tiny too. The second to last pitcher is small also, but is the best pitcher on the team (eligible today).

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My summer job in college was that I was the Director of the Union County Baseball Association Summer Baseball League. We were a county sponsored league that played all our games in Warinanco Park, which is adjacent to the Elmora neighborhood of Elizabeth that is home to the Elmora Little League.

It was an annual ritual trying to confirm these kids' ages. In time, I learned all the tricks about how a kid's parents can falsify an age record.

One summer, in our Senior League, there was this kid that everyone was telling me was 17. "He drives to the games," some people told me. But I couldn't bust him. His credentials were too good.

Then one day, I was waiting at a light at Broad Street and Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth. A driver pulls up on my right like he's going to blow me away when the light turns. I look over at the driver. It's this kid. So I pull my car up a bit and then turn at 45 degrees, so I'm blocking him. He starts yelling at me to "move my car." And then he sees my face. And he goes, "Oh, shit!"

Some years back, my son was playing U12 soccer and we had a game against an Elizabeth team in Warinanco Park. This team had five kids who were 5-foot-6 or more! That means that they had five kids who were in the top .3% of the growth chart for 11 year olds. Yea, right.

Long ago, I learned that when a kid is "off the growth chart" for his age group, the most likely explanation is that he's too old.

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Louisiana eliminates New Jersey 4-1. Will play loser of Virginia-Hawaii next.

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JoltinJoe wrote:My summer job in college was that I was the Director of the Union County Baseball Association Summer Baseball League. We were a county sponsored league that played all our games in Warinanco Park, which is adjacent to the Elmora neighborhood of Elizabeth that is home to the Elmora Little League.

It was an annual ritual trying to confirm these kids' ages. In time, I learned all the tricks about how a kid's parents can falsify an age record.

One summer, in our Senior League, there was this kid that everyone was telling me was 17. "He drives to the games," some people told me. But I couldn't bust him. His credentials were too good.

Then one day, I was waiting at a light at Broad Street and Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth. A driver pulls up on my right like he's going to blow me away when the light turns. I look over at the driver. It's this kid. So I pull my car up a bit and then turn at 45 degrees, so I'm blocking him. He starts yelling at me to "move my car." And then he sees my face. And he goes, "Oh, shit!"

Some years back, my son was playing U12 soccer and we had a game against an Elizabeth team in Warinanco Park. This team had five kids who were 5-foot-6 or more! That means that they had five kids who were in the top .3% of the growth chart for 11 year olds. Yea, right.

Long ago, I learned that when a kid is "off the growth chart" for his age group, the most likely explanation is that he's too old.
My son was off the growth chart until he was about 14. He played machine-pitch as a 9 year old and crushed HR’s in every AB. By the time he was 14 most kids had somewhat caught up and he wasn’t such an outlier....but to assume they’re “too old” just because they’re bigger is quite a statement.
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CAA Flagship wrote:Louisiana eliminates New Jersey 4-1. Will play loser of Virginia-Hawaii next.
I wonder if JSO has any thoughts on this?
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CAA Flagship wrote:Louisiana eliminates New Jersey 4-1. Will play loser of Virginia-Hawaii next.
I wonder if JSO has any thoughts on this?
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AZGrizFan wrote:
JoltinJoe wrote:My summer job in college was that I was the Director of the Union County Baseball Association Summer Baseball League. We were a county sponsored league that played all our games in Warinanco Park, which is adjacent to the Elmora neighborhood of Elizabeth that is home to the Elmora Little League.

It was an annual ritual trying to confirm these kids' ages. In time, I learned all the tricks about how a kid's parents can falsify an age record.

One summer, in our Senior League, there was this kid that everyone was telling me was 17. "He drives to the games," some people told me. But I couldn't bust him. His credentials were too good.

Then one day, I was waiting at a light at Broad Street and Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth. A driver pulls up on my right like he's going to blow me away when the light turns. I look over at the driver. It's this kid. So I pull my car up a bit and then turn at 45 degrees, so I'm blocking him. He starts yelling at me to "move my car." And then he sees my face. And he goes, "Oh, shit!"

Some years back, my son was playing U12 soccer and we had a game against an Elizabeth team in Warinanco Park. This team had five kids who were 5-foot-6 or more! That means that they had five kids who were in the top .3% of the growth chart for 11 year olds. Yea, right.

Long ago, I learned that when a kid is "off the growth chart" for his age group, the most likely explanation is that he's too old.
My son was off the growth chart until he was about 14. He played machine-pitch as a 9 year old and crushed HR’s in every AB. By the time he was 14 most kids had somewhat caught up and he wasn’t such an outlier....but to assume they’re “too old” just because they’re bigger is quite a statement.
I didn't say you can assume that they are too old. I just said that when a kid is "off the chart" for his age group, the most likely explanation is that he is too old. In my job, this explanation held in well over 50% of the cases.

Let's say, in a given year, we had about 100 kids playing in our 12-13 age group. You should expect, at most, one kid who is 5-foot-7 or taller in a generalized population. Because this is a sport, perhaps you can expect two more or so. But we'd have maybe seven or eight. The odds of that happening are astronomical.

Here, the Elizabeth team is probably selected from a pool of about 80 kids in the age 12 bracket. So it is possible, I think, for two to be "off the charts" out of that pool given that this is a sport. The final roster from the Elmora Little League obviously represents an "All Star" team from that league, so it is possible that the two outliers made it onto to that all-star roster.

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I've been 6' tall since 6th grade

Even back in 6th grade I was one of the short makes in my class.

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clenz wrote:I've been 6' tall since 6th grade

Even back in 6th grade I was one of the short makes in my class.

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But you were in the 6th grade for how many years? :lol:

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JoltinJoe wrote:
clenz wrote:I've been 6' tall since 6th grade

Even back in 6th grade I was one of the short makes in my class.

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But you were in the 6th grade for how many years? :lol:
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Speaking of inbreds from the south, Louisiana beat Virginia!
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93henfan wrote:Speaking of inbreds from the south, Louisiana beat Virginia!
That was a whippin'.

Hawaii vs. Louisiana for the US Championship.

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Curacao beats Japan and advances to the final. :thumb:

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Loozyanna advances from the US bracket.
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93henfan wrote:Loozyanna advances from the US bracket.
That little 11-year-old starting pitcher for LA had a wicked curve ball.
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Ivytalk wrote:
93henfan wrote:Loozyanna advances from the US bracket.
That little 11-year-old starting pitcher for LA had a wicked curve ball.
And his mom makes a wicked jambalaya.
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