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In the summer of 2001, a controversy unlike any other led to the disqualification of the Bronx baseball team from the Little League World Series. At the center of the bizarre story was a quiet, unassuming 14-year-old kid named Danny Almonte.

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  1. Paulino has cheated several times even for the Calripken World Series my team made it to the final four we lost to Maryland but anyways on our journey to Maryland to play we cheated in the state finals and used 2 over age players lol shit brazy

  2. Two years over the limit is a super big difference at this age and in little league baseball. This kid was not a sensation, he was just a senior playing with a little leaguers.

  3. This is a sad story. I remember watching this thinking "Wow, this kid is just so much better than anyone else. " It did feel a bit suspicious. In the end, most of our suspicions were right. But we never got the full story. After seeing this, I feel terrible for him. Kind of ironic of how Rolando Paulino looks similar, and is similar to Lavar Ball. You just hope Lavar doesn't cast the same dark shadow on his son the way Paulino did to Almonte. Very sad story.

  4. Danny Almonte's little cheating ass is the whole reason my team representing Brooklyn didn't get into the little league world series. Lost 4-3 in the New York representation finals to go to the tournament. We played 100 games that summer and that was the only game we lost. Definitely was a bitter moment for sure when we found out that the Bronx team cheated with this kid cause he was the pitcher against us for that final game. I went 3-4 that day with a 2 run homer and game tying triple in the sixth. Shit sucked how shit all unfolded.

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