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Let's hear it for Mo'ne Davis, 13, who last Friday threw a complete game 4-0 shutout for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons against South Nashville (Tenn.) in the annual Little League World Series. Davis struck out eight, allowed just two hits and gave up no walks, threw a 70 MPH fastball, and took to the mound - and even post-game interviews - with a calm, businesslike demeanor that was both efficient and effective. (Business metaphor alert!)

One other thing. Mo'ne Davis is a girl. She is one of 18 female players in Little League World Series history, one of two who made it to this year's tournament, and this was the first shutout ever thrown by a female player in the LLWS.
KC's View:
In a summer of generally crappy news, it is nice to have a feel-good story in the headlines.

My favorite picture from over the weekend was that of a girl perched on her father's shoulders, watching the game and holding a sign: "I want to throw like a girl."

Me, too.