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Newsfront - February 8, 2008

Tony La Russa comes to bat for Little League

About 250 baseball fans of all ages celebrated the 50th anniversary of the San Ramon Valley Little League last Friday night at Diablo Country Club, where local baseball great Tony La Russa signed autographs and addressed the crowd of enthusiasts. He spoke about the important of practicing the fundamentals of the sport at the beginning of each season and said players get good by constant repetition.

"That's what spring training is all about," said organizer Bill Hooper, an Alamo resident who is president of the Northern California Regional Little League. "Now when I face my team in a couple of weeks, I can say, 'Remember what La Russa said.'"