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Tarp is off, time to play ball at Little League World Series

August 28, 2011 | 12:26 pm


They've taken the covering off the baseball field at Lamade Stadium and players from Japan and the United States (representing West, the Ocean View Little League team from Huntington Beach) are being introduced.

And, yes, there are some kids sliding down the very muddy hill in the outfield. Good luck to their parents and the family washing machines. And there are even fans set up on the wet hill. But the lights are on and it looks like baseball is going to be played.

Ocean View's Anthony Martinez recited the Little League players' pledge and his dad, Jose Martinez, recited the coach's pledge.

The game is being broadcast by ABC.


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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from South Williamsport, Pa.

Photo: Lamade Stadium grounds crew member Mac McGlothlin pushes water off the infield tarp as work begins to dry the field before the Little League World Series championship game on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa. Credit: Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press