August 1st, 2011, is finally here. This is the day I traditionally fire up the blog and Twitter accounts to start reporting on the Little League Softball World Series, here in Portland, Oregon.
Who am I? I am a local Little League President, former LL softball player, coach and umpire. I am a huge fan of the Little League Softball World Series and of Alpenrose Stadium (more on Alpenrose later).
I am looking forward to this year's tournament for a very special reason: my local softball program is competing as the Host/Oregon District 4 team! I cheer for all the teams, but will have a soft spot in my heart for Willow Creek Softball Little League :)
Good luck to all the players, coaches, parents, umpires, volunteers and fans...together you make up a most unique festival of softball, of Little League, of true sportsmanship, and of celebrating the girls, who join us from all over the world!