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Editorial

All Stars make us proud

7/31/14

Last winter, we celebrated the accomplishments of becoming America’s “coolest small town.”

This summer, it looks like Berlin has among the hottest two Little League baseball teams anywhere.

At this writing, the Berlin Intermediate All Stars, who had defeated Commack, N.Y. last Friday, were now know as team “East,” in the Little Baseball World Series.

Coach Cameron McDonough said of his team “they were just ready to seize that moment.”

Regardless of how far the squad goes from here on out, we are proud that they have an opportunity to represent Berlin in front of the entire Little League world.

“The 13-year-old team that Cameron coaches is not a real egotistical group,” said Eric Snelsire, coach of Berlin’s 9-10 state champion all-star team, which is preparing for its Aug. 2 regional tournament.

“They’re real humble and they’re such a good group of players that they just handle themselves real well. That’s one thing that, as a parent and a coach, I always point out to those guys. That’s really important for them to learn too.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Both teams have represented Berlin well on and off the field as champions often do.

That the Intermediate team moved on to play on an international stage is an opportunity each one of the team members, coaches and family members will remember for years to come.

This has been a magical year in many ways for Berlin. It’s not just a cool town, but it’s also a town of champions thanks to these two Little League powerhouses.

Our congratulations to the players, coaches and families of both of these first-class Berlin teams.

Coach Snelsire said that the success of the Intermediate team provided plenty of motivation for his younger team.

“A lot of our guys look up to those guys,” he said.

Don’t we all.

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