On an otherwise sad day in Wellesley, it was inspiring to come across this scene at Reidy Field on Friday night, where the Tigers were playing the Indians in a Little League American League semi-final series game. The Tigers trailed going into their final at-bats by a score of 8-5, but won and ended the game 9-8 on a towering grand slam over the right field fence. A tough loss for the Indians, no doubt, but the good news for them is that the series isn’t over.
I’ve been to many Little League games over the years, and didn’t have a kid playing in this one. But I’ve never seen a finish like that before. It was a much needed escape.