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Pennsylvania senator goes to bat for Little League

The Little League World Series has already been canceled this summer, the first time since 1927, but it won’t be gone forever. US Senator Pat Toomey hosted a Youtube townhall earlier this week, urging for the return of youth baseball and softball. Pennsylvania is particularly sensitive to the issue as the LLWS finals are played at Williamsport, but the organization stretches across the globe, including here in the Door Peninsula. Sports resumption is allowed in the early phases of most state reopening plans, including Wisconsin after the Supreme Court decision. Toomey spoke about the data from the Centers for Disease Control, highlighting the fact that, for kids, especially, seasonal flu is significantly more lethal than COVID-19. Appearing on Fox Sports Radio, Toomey said he would sign his ten-year-old son up for Little League tomorrow if he could.


Several Door County youth baseball leagues have been canceled this summer. In Algoma, the city’s tee-ball league is off the schedule, but youth baseball is handled by an outside organization that is still hoping to have a season.

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