Pirates, Cardinals to play in Williamsport during Little League World Series, per reports
The 2017 Little League World Series will feature a big-league cameo.
The Pirates and Cardinals are moving their Aug. 20 game from Pittsburgh’s PNC Park to Williamsport, Pa., home of the annual showcase for 10- to 12-year-old players. DKPittsburghSports.com was first to report a deal was done, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said an official announcement is expected later this week.
According to the reports, the Pirates-Cardinals game will be featured on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, which will dovetail nicely with the network’s regular LLWS coverage.
It wasn’t anything new, and yet we were hoping the rest would help it out, Payton said, confirming the surgery was performed on the same injury that caused Unger to miss one game in 2016. And we’re getting ahead of it.
In Unger’s absence, the Saints are expected to turn to five-year veteran Senio Kelemete for reinforcement. The team also has a reliable option in former undrafted free agent Jack Allen.
Unger, 31, joined the Saints two seasons ago as part of the huge trade with the Seahawks for tight end Jimmy Graham. The two-time Pro Bowler has started 31 of 32 games for New Orleans and last season signed a three-year extension worth more than $22 million.