No doubt, the Little League World Series has become a big deal...a really big deal.

Big has it become so big that it may be unfair to the very players that make it such a big deal?

Members of the Japan team from Hamamatsu City, Japan (L) and members of the West team from Huntington Beach, California dance with mascot "Dugout" before the start of the Little League World Series championship game on August 28, 2011 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The West team defeated the team from Japan 2-1.

 

AOL FanHouse columnist, David Whitley, courtesy of the Sporting News thinks that may be the case.