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8/25/07

Fans Support the Western All-Stars, Win or Lose

Buffalo Wild Wings on University Avenue was packed Saturday with Western All-Stars fans.

"All the boys on the team are excellent, excellent boys," Jodi Valdez said.

Jodi and Roy Valdez would know too. Jodi is Western All-Stars Coach Arredondo's sister and #13 Bryndan Arredondo's aunt.

"We were fortunate enough to go down there for a little bit, and we got back Wednesday," Jodi said.

They went to Williamsport to watch the All-Stars up close and personal. When the rain delays disrupted the games earlier in the week, the Valdez's came home, and in the nick of time too. They're both Lubbock School district teachers, but that didn't tame their excitement for the team.

"Go Bryndan, go Bryndan!! And all of a sudden it's a home run! And we all start yelling and screaming... So it's exciting for all of us," Roy Valdez said.

Also in the crowd Saturday was a man who knows Little League baseball very well.

"I've been watching them since they were little kids and just like everybody else in town, I'm really excited for 'em," Hub Crowell said.

Hub is the president of the Lubbock Little League Umpires Association.

"I've been doing this for 35, 37 years and this is the best bunch overall that I've ever seen," Hub added.

Knowing Little League baseball like he does, Hub knows exactly why the Western All-Stars are as good as they are, win or lose.

"They have a goal. They've worked at it hard. They work out. They're really strong workers," Hub said.

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