The Little League World Series is over, but the real deal is right around the corner.
Soon America will be watching two of the best teams in the world play for the Commissioner's Trophy. Hearts will break, dreams will be realized and somewhere a Cubs fan will shed a single tear into his couch upholstery.
Before we get swept up in the post-season mania, however, I think we could all use a reminder of the things we learned from watching the future of baseball this August.
You can learn a lot by seeing how these kids handle victory and defeat on the big stage, and at this important juncture in time, we could all use some of that perspective.
The following are 12 life lessons we can learn from the Little League World Series.