Next week, the Ocean View Little League may win the Little League Baseball World Series.
Even if they don't emerge on top, though, I'll be impressed — and I'm not just saying that because they're local or because they play pretty well for kids.
I'm saying it because they can play baseball at all, which was more than I could do during my Little League career.
Well, perhaps that's an understatement. When one of the Ocean View batters wallops a base hit, I'll think fondly on the time I hit a single as well. When one of their fielders catches a pop fly, I'll remember the time I snared one too — even if it was in batting practice, not during an actual game.
Those were my two achievements in Little League: one single and one infield catch during batting practice. Aside from that, I went hitless at the plate over the course of the season and misjudged every ball hit to me.