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The Tunnel…

2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Tunnel

What does this image elicit?  What emotions does it spark?  There is something mystical about a tunnel that leads to the playing field. That last quiet moment before the storm.  I’m asking for some personal insight on what the tunnel means to you?  Were you a player, a coach, a equipment manager?  What was your first experience like walking through the tunnel on the way to the field?  What was your last experience like?  Post some comments and let’s see everybody’s thoughts and experiences.
 
-DMS 

2008 RBI World Series Softball!

RBI 6.JPGThe young men of the RBI World Series have played their last game and
skedaddled making room for the young ladies for some exciting
softball.  This morning they arrived bright and early for their team
photo and to take the field for the start of the softball portion of
the RBI World Series. 

All eight of the team photos are posted below including a group shot. 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Softball team
2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Tampa

2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Hilo2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Los Angeles
2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Atlanta
2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Jersey City
2008 RBI World Series - Softball - Group Photo

2008 RBI World Series Junior Baseball Champions – Detroit!

2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Trophies!

The score is final. The Detroit Junior team completes a three peat in
the RBI World Series by besting the fierce team from Tampa.  This marks
the first time in the RBI World Series that a team wins the World
Series three years in a row. 

Congratulations Detroit!

2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Detroit Champions

2008 RBI World Series Boys Baseball Championship

Angel Stadium Close up Exterior

Today, at the beautiful Angel Stadium in Anaheim, the junior baseball
portion of the RBI World Series culminates with two-time defending
champ Detroit facing a very talent Tampa team. More postings are to
follow as the event unfolds.

Please enjoy some pictures of the pregame preparations by the teams and the great RBI logos on display.
2008 RBI World Series - Day 6 - Championship Game Juniors - gloves on field
2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Tampa Coach looks on

2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Bracket2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Detroit dugout

2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Detroit Coach being interviewed
2008 RBI World Series - Day 5 - Championship Game Juniors - Detroit players lineup

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield visits the Urban Youth Academy

2008 RBI World Series - Day 4 - Dave Winfield 1When was the last time you met a Major League Baseball Hall of Famer?
Well pardner, that’s just too long.  Today, while the young men of the
2008 RBI World Series competed for the chance to play in the
championship game at Angel Stadium, Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield visited
the Urban Youth Academy.  He met with players to offer words of advice
and encouragement.  The chance for these young men to meet such an
influential figure has the potential to pay huge dividends as they get
the opportunity to learn from one of game’s best.   Enjoy the
pictures.

2008 RBI World Series - Day 4 - Dave Winfield 2

2008 RBI World Series – Baseball Playoffs

2008 RBI World Series - Day 4 - 1st base tag-outIt’s playoff time!  The 2008 RBI World Series officially began the
playoff portion of the tournament today.  All teams participating in
the RBI World Series were seeded by their record from the round robin
portion of the tournament  Here are some pictures from some of the
games played at the Urban Youth Academy. 

As these young men compete against the teams from around the nation, the hope of playing the championship game at Angel Stadium is palpable.  Players run faster, throw harder and give that last ounce of hustle needed to come out on top.  Should be exciting to watch!

RBI World Series - Day 4 - D.R. player runs the bases

2008 RBI World Series - Day 4 - Houston Pitcher

Team gathers before a game.

The senior team from Philadelphia huddled before taking the field.

 

Philadephia Senior Team huddles

 

-DMS

1st Pitch, 2nd throw at the 2008 RBI World Series!

2nd 1st pitch at the 2008 RBI World Series

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