S: Newtown BlueDawgs - Darren Lauer
FC: 2005 Little League World Series Williamsport, PA | Newtown BlueDawgs
1: "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failure behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is." - Bob Feller, pitcher
3: Newtown Baseball Club Circa 1885, Courtesy Newtown Historic Society
4: This album is dedicated to the players and families that have traveled the "BlueDawg Highway" for the last 10 years. The success that has and will be achieved by the BlueDawgs as they reach the "next level" in life is a tribute to the love and dedication of the entire BlueDawg family. | Kyle Coppola, Dan Denton, Mike Festa, David Gilbert, Greg Guers, Ryan Hartley, Ryan Henritzy, Brendan Lambert-Ryan, Greg Lanctot, Darren Lauer, Tim Lazor, Andrew Levine, Blaise Lezynski, Curt Macasin, Jim McDade, Pat O'Leary, Danny O'Shea, Benn Parker, Dave Pine, Mike Tentilucci, Keith Terry, Spencer Eberling, Jared Weed, Andrew Whitten, Zak Yencha
5: Coach Bob "Let's kick some 7th grade ass" Colton's, 10 run 'em, let's get the hell out of Dodge, undefeated "bad ass" gang.
7: You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates. ~ Richard M. Nixon
8: Disney | Yo! Yo! We just got schooled! | BASEBALL "Bonding" | Comparing guns at Disney. | The "Ripken Experiment" | Ringing in the New Year
9: Get off my foot! | ...and more bonding | Bill surrounded by his "Harem" | The Traveling Circus
10: "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." ~ Rogers Hornsby
11: "I've come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen." ~ Bob Lemon
12: Travel | Lottery #? 22 7 10 3 2 | Let's play three...
13: Baseball | The longest day in the history of mankind. "Pork in the Park" Salisbury, MD | Batan death march
14: Little League Teams
15: 1999 Pop Ups 2000 CurveBalls 2001 Tigers 2002 Pirates 2003 Hawks 2004 Hawks 2005 Hawks 2006 Sioux | You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. ~Roy Campanella
17: “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.” ~ Yogi Berra | Roy & Dale at the Mitzvah!
18: We'll be back! | Prelude to Greatness Spectators in Willamsport, PA August 20004 | Rockettes
19: Bat-a-thon Champ! | The infamous "walking-taco" | Scooby-Doo! | Little League
20: 11 Year Old PA State Championship West Middlesex, PA | Uncle Rod & Uncle Sean | Before the big game... | Game Face
21: ...and we drove 600 miles from the east to get here! | Salute to Champions Citizen Bank Ballpark Philadelphia, PA | Just another "banner" day | What i lernt on sumer vaykayshen
22: Uncle Ron | Dining? Hall | Map of BlueDawg Victories | Eastern Regional Finals Bristol, CT
23: "Mo"-mentum shifter... | Protect the Dish!
24: 2005 Mid-Atlantic Regional Finals Bristol, CT | Girls Gone Wild!
25: 2005 Mid-Atlantic Champs! Council Rock, Newtown | We did it! | Newtown 4 Toms River 3 | Good Hair Day!
26: "Dawg" pile time!
28: Bristol, CT Home of ESPN...and the Newtown BlueDawgs
30: #9 Darren Lauer, P Mid-Atlantic Newtown, PA
31: Little League World Series Williamsport, PA August 19th - 28th, 2005 | Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ~ John Updike
32: 2005 Mid-Atlantic Champions Council Rock Newtown, PA Coaches: Bill Hartley, Rob Lauer, Keith Terry, Greg Lezynski | From top clockwise: #9 Darren Lauer, #2 Ryan Hartley, #11 Keith Terry, #8 Benn Parker, #3 Blaise Lezynski, #6 Michael Festa, #1 Dave Pine, # 7 Michael Tentilucci, #12 Jim McDade, #12 Greg Guers
33: All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. ~T.E. Lawrence
34: "Just swing as hard as you can!" - Uncle Dave | Darren's last at bat in Little League - HR! | Outta here!
35: Man! Who pissed these guys off? | Gregger homers in first at bat against Des Moines
36: Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick hosts the Newtown BlueDawgs | Senator Langer: Mr. Chairman, my final question. This is the Antimonopoly Committee that is sitting here. Mr. Stengel: Yes, sir. Senator Langer: I want to know whether you intend to keep on monopolizing the world's championship in New York City. Mr. Stengel: Well, I will tell you, I got a little concerned yesterday in the first three innings when I say the three players I had gotten rid of and I said when I lost nine what am I going to do and when I had a couple of my players. I thought so great of that did not do so good up to the sixth inning I was more confused but I finally had to go and call on a young man in Baltimore that we don't own and the Yankees don't own him, and he is going pretty good, and I would actually have to tell you that I think we are more the Greta Garbo type now from success. We are being hated I mean, from the the ownership and all, we are being hated. Every sport that gets too great or one individual, but if we made 27 cents and it pays to have a winner at home why would you not have a good winner in your own park if you were an owner. That is the result of baseball. An owner gets most of the money at home and it is up to him and his staff to do better or they ought to be discharged. Senator Langer: That is all, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.
37: Move on boys!
38: “You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra | Road Trips | Greetings from Mansfield, PA | God's Country | ...a special moment | The Farewell Tour...
39: Offical Hotel of the Newtown BlueDawgs! | Load 'em up move 'em out... | Suddenly, girls.
40: ...the last hurrah | JoPa Country! | get comfy...it's a long weekend | Road Trips
41: Post game spreads | family fun! | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach
43: The pitcher has to find out if the hitter is timid. And if the hitter is timid, he has to remind the hitter he's timid. ~Don Drysdale
46: Nothing happens
47: "I try to do two things: locate my fastball and change speeds. That's it. I try to keep as simple as possible. I just throw my fastball (to) both sides of the plate and change speed every now and then. There is no special food or anything like that, I just try to make quality pitches and try to be prepared each time I go out there." ~ Greg Maddux | Uni | ...until YOU throw a pitch