A year ago this weekend Jeb Backus was in Pennsylvania, cheering rabidly as Westport’s team made a storied run to the Little League World Series final.
Jeb was back in Williamsport today. He was less invested in the title game — Chicago won 7-5, over Las Vegas — but was thrilled to see Westport has not been forgotten.
Way-larger-than-life banners outside Lamade Stadium honor Chad Knight, and the rest of the local team.
Time flies. On Monday, most of those former Little Leaguers begin their freshman year at Staples High School.