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Die-hard Dodger fan Aaron Roberts did what he had to in order to secure a spot in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave this season. He made promotional videos, stayed active on social media, wrote an essay and interviewed third baseman Adam Kennedy (who...
"H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...
Here are the Independent's other top stories of 2011: * 2. Little Leaguers go big The Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team went on a historic journey during the summer. The Huntington Beach squad captured Section 10 and Southern California...
Ocean View won District 62, Section 10, Sub-Divisional, Southern California Divisional and Western Regional tournament titles to get to Williamsport. Ocean View is on a 12-game postseason win streak and has won 18 of 19 tournament games to get to the...
When I first spoke to Ocean View Little League manager Jeff Pratto, it was hard to hear him. As he explained over the noise behind him, he and the team had just arrived in Williamsport, Pa., hallowed home to the Little League World Series. They were...
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — It was a moment between friends — two teams that have bonded over ping pong, video games and baseball during the past three weeks — when the winners gathered with the losers for a picture-taking moment...
Tags: Little League Baseball, Baseball, All Stars
As I write this, it is early Sunday morning, several hours before Ocean View Little League's championship World Series game versus Japan (an interesting coincidence, give that one of our sister cities is in Japan). The teams, of course, are about 2,600...
Tags: Japan, Babe Ruth, Festive Events, Chris Cole, Google Inc.
The Ocean View Little League All-Star team received the red-carpet treatment upon its return home to Huntington Beach on Monday night. Arriving to chants of "OV" and "USA," the All-Stars were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd that came out to support...
Saturday afternoon, downtown Huntington Beach celebrated 13 hardworking players, three dedicated coaches and one lucky pair of shoes. Stephanie Green, the president of Ocean View Little League, wore the footwear in question — a pair of red, white...
"Oh, I almost forgot — we flew up to Sacramento to meet Gov. Brown, too." So chuckled Ocean View Little League manager Jeff Pratto to me recently as we spoke about the head-spinning series of events that have rolled out in the wake of his team's...
Ocean View Little League, which drew worldwide attention to Huntington Beach last year when it won the Little League Baseball World Series, will start its new season Saturday with an all-star ceremony. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach),...
Tags: Little League Baseball, Baseball, Sports
SAN BERNARDINO — After the Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team defeated Napa National in Friday's semifinals of the Little League Baseball Western Region tournament in San Bernardino, Manager Tod Minato said that Williamsport, Pa., home to...
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