The Kirkwood Call

Is Little League World Series worth the time?

Robert Conroy

September 15, 2010


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Little League baseball: when it did not matter which way we rounded second, all that mattered was how many blades of grass we could pull from the center-field grass in one quick snatch. When I was young, baseball was life for any 11 or 12 year old kid. The only thought on our minds was what time the...

Three familiar faces fall into head coaching jobs

Drew Morris and Drew Morris

September 15, 2010


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After Ken Shaw’s retirement, Lisa Wade, the 2009 assistant coach, took over as the varsity softball head coach. This will be Wade’s second year on the coaching staff. Kirkwood Call: Tell us a little bit about your softball history. Lisa Wade: “I started playing softball in first grade an...

Not the same old song and dance

Michael Toigo and Michael Toigo

September 15, 2010


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At first it seemed like a good idea. It is an easy “A.” We do not even have to be good at it. It is just participation points. We will never understand what we are doing anyway. We are all athletes; do we really think she will expect us to do that? We do not even have hips. Sign up for firs...

Timeout: Little League World Series

Danny Gray

September 7, 2010


Filed under Sports

Every day when I come home from school, I like to grab a bag of chips and watch some Sportscenter. But in the last few weeks I haven’t been able to do so. Lately, there has been coverage of 11-year-old “baseball players” hitting pop flies past their 15-foot fence. If you want to see a soft grounder...

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