It’s been quite a summer for the ESPN crew covering the Little League World Series presented by Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes in Williamsport, Pa. From Coach Belisle’s heartfelt speech to the journey of Mo’ne Davis and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, the series has showcased some of the best stories in sports over the past two weeks – with record viewership.
“Working on the Little League World Series is so unique and so special,” said SportsCenter’s Jaymee Sire, who is serving as reporter for the Series for the second straight year. “I’ve never been a part of anything like it.”
In this video, senior coordinating producer Matt Sandulli, Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson and Sire explain how their approaches change when covering the Little League World Series and why it is one of their favorite assignments of the calendar year.
The Little League World Series comes to a close this weekend on ABC beginning Saturday, Aug. 23, with the International Championship at 12:30 p.m. ET between South Korea and defending champion Japan. At 3:30 p.m., Las Vegas will meet Chicago in the U.S. Championship game. Ravech will call the action with Hall of Famer and analyst Barry Larkin, analyst Nomar Garciaparra and Sire. Saturday’s winning teams will advance to the World Series Championship on Sunday at 3 p.m.
Video produced by Josh Lander