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One step from the World Series: Babe Ruth Field picked to host ...

There are 11 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Jul 8, 2009, titled One step from the World Series: Babe Ruth Field picked to host .... In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

Eight teams will descend upon Eureka in early August, each with their eye on the Little League World Series.

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Um Duh

Eureka, CA

#1 Jul 8, 2009
Little League All-Star Tournament at the Babe Ruth Ball Park... No wonder there isn't any coverage of Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball, the newspaper doesn't even know the difference...
Duh Uh

Eureka, CA

#2 Jul 8, 2009
Um Duh wrote:
Little League All-Star Tournament at the Babe Ruth Ball Park... No wonder there isn't any coverage of Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball, the newspaper doesn't even know the difference...
I found this weird too until I called the organizers. Rudy Davis himself calls it the "Little League All-Star Tournament".
Guamanian

Eureka, CA

#3 Jul 8, 2009
Um Duh wrote:
Little League All-Star Tournament at the Babe Ruth Ball Park... No wonder there isn't any coverage of Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball, the newspaper doesn't even know the difference...
If you read the story, the Babe Ruth Field is hosting the Little League All-Star Regional. I was confused a little myself but I called Rudy and he told the paper that's what the event is called.
LL Coach

Springfield, IL

#4 Jul 8, 2009
Well, when Little League International finds out that a Babe Ruth organization is calling it the "Little League" World Series, you can bet they call it something else real quick.
LLI

Eureka, CA

#5 Jul 8, 2009
LL Coach wrote:
Well, when Little League International finds out that a Babe Ruth organization is calling it the "Little League" World Series, you can bet they call it something else real quick.
Everyone reading the story is getting confused. The field is part of a Babe Ruth organization, yes. However, the event they are hosting has nothing to do with the league. The field is hosting a Little League qualifier. End of story.
LoggerFan

Sunnyvale, CA

#6 Jul 8, 2009
LLI wrote:
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Everyone reading the story is getting confused. The field is part of a Babe Ruth organization, yes. However, the event they are hosting has nothing to do with the league. The field is hosting a Little League qualifier. End of story.
No, this is not part of Little League. This is a 13 yr. old tournament. This is not to be confused with what you'll see on ESPN/ABC, which is a 11-12 yr. old tournament.
reader

United States

#7 Jul 8, 2009
It's not the Little League, it's the Babe Ruth League 13 year-old all stars. Little League is 60 feet between the bases, 12 and under with the birthday cut-off date of May 1. Babe Ruth is 13 to 16 year olds and 90 feet between the bases just like the Major Leagues. Who writes this stuff?

The Eureka Babe Ruth field would never host a Little League event because the field is for the older league with 90 feet between the bases.

“Amateur Sports Fanatic”

Since: Jul 07

White Plains, NY

#8 Jul 9, 2009
I'm going to bet that Little League is going to sue the pants off of this guy.

I thought at first it was possibly a Junior League tournament (which is Little League's 13 year old division), but everything about it screams NOT AUTHORIZED BY LITTLE LEAGUE. He's talking about making 70,000 dollars off a name he doesn't own.

Uh oh for him.

Everyone should forward this article to LL in Williamsport.
Ted S

Fairfield, CA

#9 Jul 15, 2009
There's a sign at the entrance to the baseball stadium across from Redwood Acres that notes it was actually named Frank P. Bellotti Field or something like that -- in honor of a longtime North Coast assemblyman. The plaque was out by the right field fence for years.It was VFW Field when it was built and for decades until it was restored for use by the Eureka Babe Ruth League in the 1970s. Over time, it became the Babe Ruth Field...so, even the ceremonies and plaque intended to honor Bellotti didn't result it folks calling it anything except the Babe Ruth Field.
Rudy Davis

Sunnyvale, CA

#10 Nov 19, 2011
Guamanian wrote:
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If you read the story, the Babe Ruth Field is hosting the Little League All-Star Regional. I was confused a little myself but I called Rudy and he told the paper that's what the event is called.
This person must be confused. I would never co-mingle Little League and Babe Ruth League activities. The Tournament was called, "The Babe Ruth Southwest Regional All Star Tournament". That is what I told the folks at the newspaper.
Rudy Davis

Sunnyvale, CA

#11 Nov 19, 2011
LLI wrote:
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Everyone reading the story is getting confused. The field is part of a Babe Ruth organization, yes. However, the event they are hosting has nothing to do with the league. The field is hosting a Little League qualifier. End of story.
Wouldn't it just be easier folks to go to the source, rather than speculate or misquote what others have told you...or guess at what something someone said or might have said? In the 20 plus years I have been President of Eureka Babe Ruth, no Little League activity has EVER been conducted on the Eureka Babe Ruth Field. Actual end of story.

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