The 71st Little League World Series bracket has been announced, setting the stage for the world’s top 10- to 12-year-old baseball players to compete in July and August for the championship.
The LLWS kicks off on Aug. 17 with a game between the Latin American region and Mexico region, culminating with the Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on Aug. 27 in Williamsport, Pa.
“We were extremely disappointed that some of the players chose to speak out after our last game,” general manager Gar Forman told reporters (via The Athletic).
Forman declined to take questions, but coach Fred Hoiberg later stepped up and reiterated the team’s message.
“It’s unacceptable to air your grievances through the media,” he said. “We talked about that at our first meeting of the year.”
Wade implied to reporters Wednesday night that the “young guys” on the Bulls roster “don’t want it” enough, adding that he felt comfortable saying he and Butler were doing their jobs but questioning whether he’d say that about the rest of the roster.
Rondo fired back on Instagram Thursday by Extremely Cheap Jerseys posting a Design Cheap Jerseys Online picture of himself with former Celtics teammates Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce along with a lecture about leadership: “My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team,” he wrote in a lengthy post that also defended the Bulls’ young players: “They don’t deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it’s the leadership.”
Hoiberg met with the involved parties Thursday, but none shied away from addressing the issue Friday.