The Little League Softball World Series has been going strong since 1974. The August championship, for girls ages 10 - 12, is held each year at Stallings Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. Through the decades, the crowned teams have mostly come from states known for softball powerhouses, like Texas and Florida. However, 2023 was different.
The Athletic did an awesome NBA player poll back in 2019. The publication's beat reporters gave the players anonymity and asked them some pretty standard questions that included "Which current coach, aside from your own, would you least want to play for?" The answers were interesting and, in some cases, surprising.
As reported here on 1045theteam.com, the new pitch clock in Major League Baseball has shaved more than 31 minutes from game times so far in 2023. The faster pace has led to an expedited end to beer sales in the stadium. Several MLB teams made adjustments to their alcohol sales cut-off time, which was generally after the 7th inning.