Walker: For East Bank All-Stars, Little League World Series title still feels like yesterday | Sports

Elwanda Tulloch

The calendar says it’s been a year.

The memories say otherwise.

“It feels like it was just yesterday,” said Reece Roussel. “I think about it almost every day, mainly at night. I still think how did we do that? No way.”

But, yes, they did it.

It’s been 366 days since then 12-year-old shortstop Stan Wiltz caught that line drive August 25, snatching the ball and a bit of history all at the same time.

Wiltz’s catch was the final out, putting the exclamation point on the magical run of the east bank team from River Ridge, which became the first team from Louisiana to win the Little League World Series with the 8-0 victory over Curacao.

“I still think about the process and all the practices we went through to get to that point,” Wiltz said. “It’s hard to believe that we ever did something like that. It’s so

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Celebrating the Five Year Anniversary of Webb City, Missouri’s Little League World Series Appearance

Elwanda Tulloch

Five years ago today (Friday, August 21), a 12-year-old boy stood on a pitcher’s mound in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in front of 30,000-plus fans (mostly cheering for the other team) and surrendered what was essentially a meaningless grand slam in a blow-out loss. And in so doing, he managed to capture the attention of the nation.

His team was already losing 14-0 in the third inning. When you’re down that much, what’re four more runs after all? And by the way, this wasn’t just any home run, but rather an absolute bomb.

Here’s the thing: The pitcher didn’t mope or pout or throw a temper-tantrum or hide his face in his glove in embarrassment. In fact, his response was the complete opposite side of the spectrum. Not only did he not cry, but he celebrated; he reveled in the moon shot sailing over his head.

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Mekhi Garrard

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History of the National Football League in Los Angeles

Elwanda Tulloch

Professional American football, especially its established top level, the National Football League (NFL), has had a long and complicated history in Los Angeles, which is the center of the second-largest media market in the United States. Los Angeles was the first city on the West Coast of the United States to host an NFL team of its own, when the former Cleveland Rams relocated to Los Angeles in 1946 and played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (“The Coliseum”) from 1946 until 1979. The Rams, after moving to suburban Anaheim, California in 1980, were joined in the Los Angeles metropolitan area by the Los Angeles Raiders when that team moved into the Coliseum in 1982. A combination of a split fan base and earthquake damage to the Coliseum prompted both teams to leave Los Angeles simultaneously prior to the 1995 season. The Raiders returned to their original home of Oakland,

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National Football League – Wikipedia

Elwanda Tulloch

Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, the highest professional level of American football in the world,[4] the wealthiest professional sport league by revenue,[5] and the sport league with the most valuable teams.[6] The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, seven teams from each conference (four division winners and three wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of

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