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LLWS Live: Cubs, Pirates trek to Williamsport for the Little League Classic

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Baez enjoying time at LLWS (1:07)

Javier Baez talks about the joy he has playing baseball and how he wants kids to enjoy the game while they're playing. (1:07)

Every August, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the mecca for Little League baseball players from around the world who dream of perhaps playing professional baseball. This year, those dreamers were treated to a taste of the real thing with players from the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The third annual MLB Little League Classic pits these National League Central rivals for a regular-season game at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday Night Baseball. But before that game, Little Leaguers get a chance to spend some time with the big leaguers who were also in Williamsport to play ball.

Arrivals and introductions

Into the ballpark!

A little sledding at the LLWS

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Take your seats

Cubs players sitting w little leaguers as Japan and Mexico face off.

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Maddy Freking becomes 19th girl to play in LLWS

Maddy Freking describes how proud she is to be just the 19th girl to play in the Little League World Series and offers advice to girls who want to play baseball.

Play ball!

Cubs and kids lining up for the anthem

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Watch Joe Maddon throw out the first pitch at a LLWS game — and the second and third pitch as well.

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Everybody is a kid today

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