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ESPN overdoses on LLWS

2. "Bad News Bears" (1976)

2. "Bad News Bears" (1976)

It’s that time of year again, when ESPN ponders the gaping hole in its late August programming and fills it with a shocking number of baseball games featuring 11- and 12-year-olds.

I am not one of those old people who laments that the world was a better place when I was young. But in this one case it certainly was: Showing only the Little League World Series championship game was rational and appropriate.

This month ESPN platforms will carry a total of 117 games leading up to the LLWS final in Williamsport.

That is not rational or appropriate. That is nuts.

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