Play Ball

I'm watching a pretty good championship ballgame on ESPN right now: there are two outs in the bottom of the last inning, and the home team is desperately trying to score a run to re-tie the game after the visitors scored one run in a bases-loaded situation in the top half of the inning. The twist is that it's the girl's' Little League World Series, which I'd never heard of before, much less watched on national TV. But the skills are pretty sharp (clutch hits, decent pitching, good fielding), the game's pretty good too, and some of the protective headgear (on batters and pitchers, not just catchers) is positively Hannibal Lecterian:


Forecast: Significant blowing and drifting, with the possibility of heavy accumulation in rural areas.