I don’t know about you, but I love the Little League World Series. Seeing those kids getting a chance to shine in the national spotlight is always really fun for me. Occasionally during the tournament we get a moment of beauty between the players and their adult coaches, and that happened Monday night.
New England’s representative in the 2014 LLWS was Cumberland American Little League from Cumberland, Rhode Island. On Monday night CLL was eliminated from the competition by an 8-7 loss to the Great Lakes representative out of Chicago, Illinois in a thrilling, back-and-forth contest. After the game Rhode Island’s coach, Dave Belisle sat his team down in the outfield and gave a speech that I won’t soon forget.
It is posted after the jump.
Amen Mr. Belisle. Your kids have nothing to be ashamed of or upset about.