From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers

Despite the Pirates currently playing awful baseball and pretty much playing themselves out of the National League Central pennant race, they have an interesting game today (Sunday). The Bucs will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Bowman Field in Williamsport in the first Little League Classic. It will be a regular season home game for the Pirates played at the home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Class A minor circuit New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The field has been slightly enlarged and renovated to accommodate the MLB contest. The seating capacity of about 2500 will be mostly filled with the teams and other folks participating in the Little League World Series.
High school football scrimmages are only good viewing for parents and really not even for them, but I was rejuvenated watching the Red Raiders on Saturday morning in Brockway. Despite suiting up just twenty players for the workout, Cameron County held their own against a much larger Rover team. And I don’t mean larger as in number of players, although that was also true. The difference in the size of the offensive and defensive lines was the main take away from the scrimmage.


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