The Little League World Series used to be a cute and summer rite of passage on the Wide World of Sports Calendar. ESPN has turned it into another big tournament that sports fans can watch on what many refer to as the mothership. The LLWS takes place over a ten days and they televise almost every game, sometimes two at a time.
In most cases, this will be the highlight of these precocious 12 year olds lives. But for some, it is just a another step in their journey to sports greatness.
Before embarking on successful career as professional and Olympic Athletes many athletes make their first appearance on a big stage at the Little League World Series.