Little League World Series: Top 10 Youth Sports Stars & Adult Failures

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Little League World Series: Top 10 Youth Sports Stars & Adult Failures

As the Little League World Series begins to enter its final stages, hope springs eternal for 12-year-old athletes nationwide.  While overworked, over-pressured baseball players shine on ESPN and parents live vicariously through their athletic children, youth sports stars have become something of an obsession.

Sports Illustrated and ESPN annually feature the brightest stars of our country's youth, and colleges are forever scouring the middle school ranks to discover the next great thing.

Unfortunately, this generally leads to burned out kids who lose their passion and never quite achieve the greatness once expected from them.  

For these ten youth superstars, legacy has captured them both for their large-scale success as children and for them large-scale failures as adults.  Some of them still have a chance to recapture that former greatness, but for others, greatness is gone.

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