Doug Says the Pledge


Doug says the pledge

All games start with the Little League Pledge. One boy from each team goes out to read the pledge, line by line, while the teams repeat.  At two games a week, many players memorize the pledge and say it with the reader, instead of repeating after the reader, much to the readers' consternation.  Here, Doug is the left of the two readers (face turned). His Rockies are in the foreground with their hats removed.  
The first words of the pledge are, "I trust in God, I love my country."  I wonder if they still will be by the time Doug is done playing Little League...

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