“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model.
I always wanted to be a role model, but
being a baseball role model is really cool.”
It’s not often that I watch team sports on television. That changed last year when I watched the Little League Baseball Championship.
There was one player last year that brought this 68-year-old league to everyone’s attention. Mo’ne Davis became an overnight sensation with her skills on the pitching mound. She is one of only two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and is the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history.
Davis may have done more for Little League Baseball than any one player in the history of Little League. But, all of these young people should be recognized for their sportsmanship and talent. To watch some of these pre-teens throw, hit and catch is more entertaining than any major league baseball game I’ve ever watched or attended.
I’ll continue to watch and look forward to August each year when they play for the championship. These talented young players are far from little. With all their talent, dedication and big hearts they have won my heart. It’s nice to see something as old-fashioned as little league score a big hit.