All Things Maine
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Red Sox and Yankees To Be Renamed

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Little League teams will have new names next season. The teams have been called the "Red Sox" and "Yankees," but League President Frank Drigotas says the heated rivalry between the big-league teams caused some unnecessary trouble for their namesakes.
"While the Little League has traditionally used names from the majors," Drigotas said, "we decided that we wanted to try to take more of the emotions out of the equation."

Drigotas said that there have been cases of 8-year-olds being brought to tears over teasing about being on one team in particular.

"That's not right," Drigotas said. "We just want it to be more positive for all the kids." [Link]
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