Little League's Foul Plays

By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted Aug 26, 2008 7:51 PM CDT
Instructions for instant replay are seen in a room in Lamade Stadium, Aug. 21, 2008, in South Williamsport, Pa.    (AP Photo, file)
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(Newser) – Just like their big-league heroes, Little League players compete each year in their own small-fry World Series. But Deadspin offers 10 reasons to cancel the big game:  

  1. Flat-brimmed caps: Learn to crease those caps boys.
  1. Giving up home runs to Canada: No self-respecting team should lose to hockey players.
  1. The National Anthem on violin: Is there anything less manly?

  1. Overzealous parents: You're way too into it.
  1. The Goodyear Blimp: Just plain overkill.
  1. Crying: Quit humiliating bawling kids on TV.
  1. Instant replay: Let them duke it out the old-fashioned way.
  1. Old men: Stop shelling out snack bar money—they're not your kids.
  1. Dugout, the mascot: The "Disneyesque" rodent doesn't inspire.
  1. Pretentious pledges: Lose the "I Won't Cheat" patches. 
(Read more Little League World Series stories.)