When Taney Little League, the Mid-Atlantic representative at the ongoing Little League World Series, faced their second game of the event they knew that superstar pitcher Mo’ne Davis wouldn’t be on the mound; Little League rules direct that she couldn’t pitch in two games in such a concentrated time period. As it turns out, that hardly dimmed the excitement about the team’s run and it’s game against the Texas champions from Pearland.
How excited were fans in Williamsport about the big game? Excited enough to wait three hours before the ticket office opened to ensure they got some of the limited free seats for the game. As reported by PennLive, one father and son duo from California waited three hours, starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, to ensure that they got seats for a 7 p.m. first pitch between the two teams.
Here’s why the father said that he and his son were committed to getting to the game:
“We like the Taney team,” Tom Robinson said. Both said it was worth standing in line for three hours but Tom admitted he “hopes we don’t have to do it again.”
They might have to if they have any hope of seeing Davis pitch on Wednesday. Taney returns to action against Las Vegas, and Davis is scheduled to take the mound for the first time since becoming the only girl to ever pitch a shutout at the LLWS. Given the excitement from that opener and the team’s rally past Pearland in the second game, there’s every reason to believe it will be packed in the stands in Williamsport and in front of TVs across the country.