It has been 17 years since an Alberta team represented Canada at the Little League World Series.
The Calgary West squad was the first since 1977 to take Canada to South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
As everyone watched this year’s edition, we caught up with two members of that squad to reminisce about that tournament.
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You could call it the luck of the Irish that Adam Macko ended up in Alberta.
The left-handed pitching prospect did indeed play baseball in Ireland in 2012 and 2013, winning a Little League championship that first year and finishing second the next.
And if it’s true that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, than you can certainly call Adam lucky. But that seems rather dismissive of all the hard work that he put it in before arriving in Canada … and since he got here.
Read More Lucky Charms
They call it a “dream come true.” Four Alberta umpires have received letters to represent Canada at major Little League tournaments in the United States, including the Little League World Series.
Read More Getting the Call
Calgary umpire Brad Johnston has been calling games for over 20 years.
And now he’s being rewarded with a trip to the World Series.
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