Wednesday, August 30, 2006

LLWS Champs from Columbus to Visit Tech

The Little League World Champion Team from Columbus, GA will be visiting Tech sometime in the upcoming weeks as part of their victory celebration tour. Hopefully Coach Hall can start working on some of these guys to put GT in their ears early. Never hurts to get a head start. Sorry to take the focus off the pigskin so close to the game, but I thought this was interesting. Enjoy, yb

From The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer...

Victory lap

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

August 29, 2006

Some Northern players rubbed their eyes Tuesday in an attempt to stay awake as they made their way through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
It was a long day for the Little League World Champions, who left South Williamsport, Pa., at 7 a.m. They finally walked into the Atlanta airport about 7 p.m., after spending about an hour in the plane on the runway.

'I'm kind of tired,' Brady Hamilton said.

And Hamilton wasn't the only one. Kyle Carter fell asleep on the plane and missed the congratulatory water salute over the plane from the airport fire trucks.

'I didn't get a chance to see the water thing,' said Carter, who went 4-0 in South Williamsport.
But some did have the chance to watch it.

This was just the first stop for Northern. The team will be honored with a parade today. A motorcade will leave the Welcome Center and head down Veterans Parkway toward the Columbus Civic Center starting at 5:10 p.m. Ceremonies will begin at the Civic Center at 6 p.m.
The players expect a big turnout for today's parade. Hamilton is already preparing for the event.
'I know I'm going to have some hand cramps,' he said. 'We will be signing plenty of autographs.'
This will only be the first celebration for the World Champs. Manager Randy Morris said they will also be honored at Six Flags, an Atlanta Braves game, and Georgia Tech in the coming weeks.

'We are still waiting to hear from President (George W.) Bush,' Northern coach Richard Carter said.

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