After the heroics of Saturday, the nike free tr fit 2 sale game against Japan was a bit anticlimactic for Goodlettsville, which represented the U.S. Southeast Region.
“Everybody knew we were kind of deflated,” said Coach Joey Hale. “It’s the classic term ‘letdown.’ ”
It showed. The Goodlettsville hitters that had been so productive in the U.S. half of the LLWS bracket were overmatched by Japan’s pitching. While Goodlettsville managed only two hits – solo home runs by Myers and Lorenzo Butler -- Japan banged out 10 hits, including five homers.
"There was bunting all over the place, and nike free 4.0 v2 sale we got dignitaries and speeches and a parade and new uniforms," Walczy said. "It was just overwhelming for a 12-year-old kid. I didn't really soak it in. I'm sure these kids are the same. They don't really know what's going on until they get out of there, maybe until they're in their teens or older."
Walczy, who played second base during the regular season before being moved to left field for all-stars, was especially enamored with the new uniforms. The coaches took them downtown to the sporting goods store where the players lined up from smallest to largest -- he got No. 2 -- and handed out sparkling white new uniforms. Wool, of course.
According to Walczy, the uniforms aren't the only thing different today.
Today's Little Leaguers are bigger, faster and have a little more attitude. As for the tournament, there was no losers' bracket, no double-elimination. It was lose-and-you're-done, Walczy said.
"We didn't have to use everybody, like they do now, so you could play all nine guys for all six innings if you wanted to," he said. "There were no limits on pitches. Pitchers could throw as much as they wanted, and they wouldn't
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The players at the 1955 series had the opportunity to mingle with a legend. All they were told was that a former major leaguer was going to stop by the cafeteria to visit the teams.