Congrats, Saugus

Thursday, August 21st, 2003 @ 11:39 pm | Sports

Just a quick congratulations to the Saugus American Little League team, which advanced to the United States Championship game with a stunning 14 — 13 victory over the team from Richmond, TX.

I was flipping between the Saugus game, the Red SoxA’s game, and snoozing on the couch (hey, it’s been a long week). The snoozing pretty much ended when I got a phone call, so I flipped over the Saugus game to see how it was going. With Saugus up 10 — 4 at the end of the 5th inning (Little League games are 6 innings long), I figured I’d catch the end of the game and watch Saugus celebrate.

Richmond proceeded to score 6 runs in the 6th, including 4 with 2 outs. Of course, Harold Reynolds made the obligatory Boston/heartbreak comment.

When Saugus fell behind 13 — 10 in the 7th, I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted to watch the Saugus kids celebrate and instead it looked like they were going to fall apart. It’s one thing to watch the Red Sox tank; it’s another thing to look into the faces of 12-year-olds while it’s happening.

I switched back to the Red Sox game. A little while later, a cheer went up throughout Fenway and Jerry Remy said something like “There must be news about the Saugus team.” I fumbled for the TiVo remote and flipped back to ESPN in time to catch the celebration and replays. Truly amazing.

One Response to “Congrats, Saugus”

  1. Michael Tsai's Weblog Says:


    I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I’ve always enjoyed watching the Little League World Series. Of course, I want Saugus to win this year. Gotta love a team with the local accent built into its name….