Skip to comments.A Pic I have been waiting on..President Bush and the World Champion Little League team
Posted on 09/07/2006 8:18:06 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
President George W. Bush congratulates members of the Columbus Northern Little League Team on winning the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series Championship at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper
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President George W. Bush waves to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and the Columbus Northern Little League Team at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. The team defeated the Kawaguchi Little League of Japan, 2 to 1, to win the 2006 Little League Baseball World Series Championship on August 28 in Williamsport, Pa. It is the second consecutive year that an American team has won the world series title. White House photo by Eric Draper
Huh ? All white kids ? Now that is a surprise in this day and age .
Great pics. Thanks for posting. I hope every parent got a shot of Pres. Bush with their kid.
I wonder who told the boys to remove their hats for the president?
I do too, I don't know why we have not seen more of these pics in the News, had to go to the White House to find them. It just happened today.
These boys are well mannered and have Character, They are all Good Boys.
The Columbus Northern All-Stars earned the Little League World Series Championship, beating Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1 at Howard Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. on Monday night
Congratulations to the Columbus Northern Little League team on their World Series Championship. WOOOHOOO!
Most likely, their coach. They start baseball manners in T-ball.
Starting pitcher Kyle Carter from Columbus, Georgia pitches to Yusuke Inuzuka from Kawaguchi City, Japan. Carter struck out 11 in a complete-game victory as Columbus captured the Little League World Series title with a 2-1 victory over Kawaguchi City(AFP/Getty Images/Jim McIsaac)
"Huh ? All white kids ? Now that is a surprise in this day and age."
What does that have to do with anything? What an obnoxious comment.
Kawaguchi City, Japan, starting pitcher Go Matsumoto, right and Columbus, Ga., starting pitcher Kyle Carter shake hands after they played each other in the Little League World Series Championship game on Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa. Georgia won the Championship 2-1. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Columbus, Ga. Cody Walker (21) trots home to a celebration by teammates after hitting a game winning third inning two-run home run off Kawaguchi City, Japan pitcher Go Matsumoto in Little League World Series Championship baseball game Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 in South Williamsport, Pa.. Georgia beat Japan 2-1. Georgia players from left: Patrick Stallings (25), Mason Meyers (16), winning pitcher Kyle Carter, rear, and Josh Lester, right. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
"All white kids ?"
Well I have to confess I thought that too. And from Georgia.
And zippo for second place.
Actually , I am happy as hell . Coincidentally , I lived in Kawaguchi City from 1986-1995 . It's in Saitama prefecture .
Obnoxious ? Huh ? You just don't see many teams in any sport in the USA that are all white , with the exception of hockey . It's reality - nothing obnoxious at all about it !
" Well I have to confess I thought that too. And from Georgia."
Thank you !
You my friend ...are all wet . Dry up .
Outside the NHL , name one pro sports team's starting lineup that doesn't include one non-white member ! Not racist ; just reality . You think I'm black or white BTW ?
One of those little boys this year was 6'8" tall at the age of 13. The shortest was 4'6" I think. One of my favorite pictures of this years games was a shot of a little short fellow on third base, straining and stretching to see around the 6'8" third baseman. What great fun. For anyone who has never watched, I highly recommend it. It's great TV.
"racist on a thread? "
You are certainly jumping to an unwarranted conclusion are you not? I thought the same thing when I first saw the picture. Are you really concerned about racism or just looking for a fight?
Now,if some of the adults on this post could be good sportsmen
like the Little Leaguers..............
Murryhill was at the Oregon game last weekend. They were great!
Pray for W and Our Troops
How typical for a few to foist their issuses into a discussion that those issues have no part or place in. Shame on you. Little League is world wide and is made up of every color of the human rainbow, including the teams from the US. Go peddle your issues somewhere else. Little League doesn't play your game.
Gotta LUV President Bush!
Look - I was just suprised to not see at least one kid of color on a USA team - that's all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Go peddle your issues somewhere else. Little League doesn't play your game."
This would have been better directed at others. I don't have a race problem. Obviously you and others have missed the point. I and sushiman were momentarily taken back by the photo. That's all. Period. Deal with it.
I'll have to catch this next year. I never knew. Thanks.
Quite frankly I am glad to see they are all white and still able to win a championship. I am proud as Georgia peach punch of them!!
Good for you!!
Have fond memories of the 2 years I was assistant coach in Little League. That was 20+ years ago but will never forget the players on the team. Great group of kids.
That must have been great fun. Coaching those kids with their many emotions has to be one of life's wonderful pleasures.
I thought a lot of things too when I saw the pictures but race never entered my mind. I can't help but wonder at someone who has that thought flash through their grey matter. But I promise not to think about you any more.
Mine either. They are little kids, having fun.
Great Fun.. Like Baseball was meant to be.
Yes... Beaverton Played a great game too.
I noticed the same right away
I just can't imagine how cool this must be for these kids! Awesome!
"Whiteness" aside, there aren't many professional sports teams outside of the soccer world that are as multi-ethnic as NHL teams. On one team you could find Swedes, Finns, Canadians, Americans, Czechs, Slovaks, and Russians, all playing together. And you can even find in the league African-Americans, African-Canadians, Hispanics, Asians, Germans, Norwegians, and even British-born players.
Far more cultures play hockey than play American football (which is played mostly by Americans and a few soccer kickers from other countries), yet the NHL teams are just seen as "mostly white guys." OK.
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