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I'll admit it; I've never really been a baseball fan.

I don't dislike baseball. My dad is a die-hard Yankees fan; my maternal grandfather, a die-hard Phillies fan. I like a baseball game every once in awhile, and playoffs can be thrilling, but I'm not always a Phanatic—and I'm certainly more of a every-game counts, any-given-Sunday kind of girl.

And, while I love kids, I never could imagine myself watching a whole girl's lacrosse game without knowing someone playing.

So, you could imagine my surprise to find myself glued to the Little League World Series.

It all started because one of the local teams, the South Shore All-Stars of Staten Island, made it to the big series in Williamsport, Pa. As a news producer, I had to keep my eye on the game to update the score.

However, it soon became more than just a glance at ABC for Saturday's second day of playing. I was holding my breath when the count was full and pounding my desk in frustration when an error was made. 

I never got angry at the players like I often do in football or hockey. Instead, I was just saddened when a ball was dropped or a line drive hit by the other team.


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