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Little League World Series 2010: Is It Worth the Spotlight?

By Chris Matcovich On August - 19 - 2010

Every August, teams from around the United States and the World arrive in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to play in the Little League World Series. With this tournament televised, kids grow up watching and hoping that one day they will play on that stage.

The fact is, the Little League World Series has become a must-see event on a big stage, where the actors are young kids, most of whom have never had this type of spotlight.

The question must be asked: is it fair to make these kids stars at such a young age?

Cody Webster was a 12-year-old Little Leaguer from Kirkland, Washington in 1982. The talented youngster was the team's star player and led them to the Little League World Series. 

Webster, who was able to throw 75 MPH from a 45-foot mound, helped his team navigate through the tournament to the championship game vs. powerhouse Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). Taiwan had ent...

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