What do these two plastic bears, a Bic pen and an inside-out sock have to do with a Little League World Series title? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything. Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, and it begins early. The Billings Gazette got the low-down on some of the things Montana's first LLWS team is doing to help ensure victory as they prepare for the US Bracket title game Saturday, and hopefully the Series Championship game on Sunday. Click here for the article.

How big is this weekend?  Seven elected state officials, lead by Gov. Schweitzer, have sent a congratulatory letter to the players and coaches, our congressional delegation has lauded them in floor speeches, and Rep. Denny Rehberg and his family are planning to be in the stands Saturday to cheer them on.  The Big Sky Little League's website is urging all Montanans to wear yellow and black on Saturday in support of "Montana's Team."  KSEN (1150am) will carry live play by play of Saturday and Sunday's games.