Coaches who think it's OK to ride the refs, fans who feel it's cool to yell at officials all the time and the confusion of professional sports with youth sports lead to a breakdown in respect for authority.
Outfielder Thomas Neal's lunging catch saved an extra-base hit and helped Vancouver, British Columbia, beat Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 13-9 on Friday in a Little League World Series slugfest.
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Given a limit of 85 pitches, Little League World Series managers have used their star pitchers in unique ways.