Keller: Little League can teach lessons

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Every year, I look forward to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  This series is really between teams from all over the world, whereas the Major League Baseball World Series is only between teams from the United States.

This year, the Little League World Series is especially exciting, because for the first time, a team from the New Orleans area has qualified.  The River Ridge team has people in the River Parishes talking, because two of the players are from this area.  They are Marshall Louque from Paulina and Reece Roussel from St. Charles Parish.   In 2009, the only other  Louisiana team was from Lafayette.

The people in Williamsport really put on a show on how things should be done when dealing with young people.  The World Series is 50 years old and the final game will draw as many as 40,000 people to see 12-year-olds play what is really a boy’s game.

The concessions, umpires, and ticket collectors are all volunteers who do not get paid.

The sportsmanship and class of the coaches, players, spectators, and all the people responsible should be admired and followed by others who deal with our young people.

In fact, maybe our professional athletes and political leaders could learn from those involved in what happens in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where people give unselfishly, not expecting anything in return, except the satisfaction on a job well done.

If you have any questions, or comments, please write to Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call (985) 652-8477, or e-mail: