Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech After Tough Loss

Zain Meghji

Tom Hanks famously yelled, "There's no crying in baseball!" in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own."

Fast-forward to the Little League World Series Monday night. Coach and manager Dave Belisle of Rhode Island's Cumberland American All-Stars stopped the waterworks by giving an inspiring speech to his little guys after they were eliminated after a close game with Jackie Robinson West, 8-7.

As most of the kids in the huddle cried, Belisle had them lift their heads and look him in the eye. Coach got a little sentimental himself before finally bringing the boys in for one last team hug.

In the press room after the game, Belisle said, "They definitely learned what the word pride is."

Belisle added, "I got a lot of attention here for how I coach. It's easy for me to coach like that when you have such wonderful kids that dedicate themselves, that respect you as much as I respect them … They gave me a summer of my life that I'll never forget."

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