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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:08 PM
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Who ever would have thunk it? Saudi Arabia has one hell of a little
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 08:13 PM by acmavm
league team. In the International League.

Anyone else got that tournaments on? The Little League World Series?

edit: The Saudis aren't playing now. New York and Illinois are playing. It's the US teams right now.

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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:20 PM
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1. The Saudi team is composed of Americans with a single exception.
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bluemarkers Donating Member (209 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:20 PM
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2. yep
The dye their hair blonde too.


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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:32 PM
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3. Okay, since you guys brought it up and it won't seem so damn
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 08:56 PM by acmavm
indelicate, why are these western kids all playing on a Saudi team? I don't want to sound racist, I get called that enough around here, but why can't they play as Americans in the International League?

edit: Hey, we got moved. I didn't know we even had a sports topic.

Anyway come on, someone explain this. It sort of seemed strange to me because, unlike most these other teams, this isn't really a national team in the sense that only kids of Saudi citizenship play on the team.

But I must say, they're damn good.


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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:12 AM
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5. I don't think you need to be a citizen in the LLWS
but I did think (shows what I know) that you have to live in the place that you represent. but maybe not?
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:34 PM
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6. Military Maybe
Are any of these kids the children of military personnel? That is the only think I can think of.
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Twillig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:43 PM
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7. Think "Aramco" n/t
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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:44 PM
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8. Representing Their League
Apparently they are just representing the league they play in which is the Arabian American league. This story does not fully explain why these kids are representing Saudi Arabia, but it does give some information.

http://www.littleleague.org/Series/2005divisions/llbb/o...
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:05 AM
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4. Is Saudi the team with that 6-foot-8 kid?
:shrug:
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:47 PM
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10. Yeah
Kid is frigging huge. I mean damn.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:03 PM
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9. They said that their parents work for the oil companies
so I started rooting against them.
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