Park View’s March to Victory

The team from Chula Vista played their hearts out and it paid off. Check out these photos of the Blue Bombers' journey to Little League World Series champs.

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The boys from Park View got to meet Pres. Barack Obama on Feb. 5, 2010. That's local congressional Rep. Bob Filner on the right.
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Signing some autographs in D.C.
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The Blue Bombers picked a snowy day to visit the nation's capitol.
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Inside the U.S. Capitol
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Park View All-Stars traveled to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 4 to meet with President Barack Obama in a special White House visit.
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They will be in Washington, D.C. Friday, Saturday and part of the day Sunday.
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About 60 people made the trip thanks to sponsors AT+T and Southwest Airlines.
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Congressman Filner has arranged some tours as has Southwest Airlines.
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Parents and coaches helped the team navigate the airport. Coach Ric Ramirez (not picture) said, “I want to thank the city of Chula Vista and the city of San Diego. They are a big part of making this happen because of their support so we appreciate it.”
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Members of the Park View Little League World Series team check out their new trading cards from Upper Deck.
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The team was hosted to an autograph signing session/pizza party Friday at the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum in Balboa Park.
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The Chula Vista Park View Little League All-Stars chat with Conan O'Brien on The Tonight Show. The Blue Bombers have received a heroe's welcome in California since winning the Little League World Series.
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Chula Vista little league baseball player Luke Ramirez, center, high-fives fans at a rally at Southwestern College held to celebrate their win in the Little League World Series Championship.
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Natalie Flores and her son Roman will be passing out American flags and stickers that say "I love PVLL" at the rally for the Park View Little Leaguers on Friday at Southwestern College.
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Sharon Garcia, Kiko's mom, holds up a newspaper with her son on the front page.
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Rita Desena from AMA Embridery and Design shows T-shirt being sold for $20. Proceeds will be donated to Park View Little League.
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Stage in the end zone at Southwestern College for Friday night's big celebration. The sign over the stage reads "Welcome Home. We're Proud of You!"
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The entire Chula Vista Park View Little League team is seen on the set of The Tonight Show.
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Fans hold up signs for the Chula Vista little league baseball players at the rally held at Southwestern College to celebrate the team's win in the Little League World Series Championship.
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Chula Vista little league baseball players hold up their championship banner at a rally held in their honor at Southwestern College.
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Fans cheer for Chula Vista little league baseball players at a rally held at Southwestern College to celebrate the team's win in the Little League World Series Championship.
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Chula Vista little league baseball player Kiko Garcia speaks at a rally at Southwestern College held to celebrate the team's win in the Little League World Series Championship.
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The Chula Vista, Calif., team celebrates winning the Little League World Series Championship baseball game 6-3 over Taoyuan, Taiwan on Aug. 30 in South Williamsport, Pa.
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Andy Rios is lifted high by teammate Isaiah Armenta after their Little League World Series Championship baseball game on Aug. 30 in South Williamsport, Pa. Chula Vista, Calif., won 6-3.
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Park View celebrates with their championship banner after beating Taiwan 6-3 in the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Penn., on Aug. 30, 2009. At upper right is Luke Ramirez and lower left is Oscar Castro.
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Chula Vista, Calif. first baseman Luke Ramirez, right, celebrates with pitcher Kiko Garcia after getting the last out of the game in a 6-3 win over Taoyuan, Taiwan in the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa.
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Chula Vista, Calif. first baseman Luke Ramirez, right, celebrates with pitcher Kiko Garcia after getting the last out of the game in a 6-3 win over Taoyuan, Taiwan in the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif. shortstop Andy Rios throws his glove in the air as he celebrates their 6-3 victory over Taoyuan, Taiwan in the Little League World Series baseball championship game in South Williamsport, Pa.
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Chula Vista, California's Andy Rios runs a victory lap with his teammates after winning the Little League World Series Championship baseball game against , Taoyuan, Taiwan, 6-3.
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Chula Vista, Calif. fan Maria Ramirez holds a copy of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette front page declaring Chula Vista champs moments after they defeated Taoyuan, Taiwan 6-4 to win the Little League World Series Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 30. Ramirez is the mother of Chula Vista coach Ric Ramirez, and grandmother of player Luke Ramirez.
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Chula Vista, Calif., first baseman Luke Ramirez, center, celebrates with pitcher Kiko Garcia, right, and third baseman Seth Godfrey (13) after the last out.
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Chula Vista, Calif. pitcher Luke Ramirez celebrates after getting the final out of the game in the fourth inning against San Antonio in the Little League World Series United States Championship baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 29. Chula Vista won 12-2.
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Chula Vista, Calif. batter Bulla Graft points to the heavens as he crosses the plate after hitting a single homerun in the first inning against San Antonio during their Little League World Series United States Championship baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Chula Vista Calif.'s Andy Rios reacts after the final out of the game in the fourth inning of the Little League World Series baseball United States championship game in South Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 29.
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San Antonio's Wyatt Willis, right, congratulates Chula Vista, Calif.'s Isaiah Armenta after Chula Vista won the Little League World Series United States Championship baseball game 12-2 in South Williamsport, Pa.
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Luke Ramirez (27) watches his three-run homer off Warner Robins, Ga., pitcher Justin Jones in the third inning during a Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Nick Conlin, left, scores from third on a wild pitch by Warner Robins, Ga. pitcher Conner Smirth (14) during Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista won 11-10. At center rear is Chula Vista coach Ric Ramirez. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif. first baseman Luke Ramirez, right, completes a double play by making the tag on Warner Robins, Ga.'s Blake Jackson during the third inning of a Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista left fielder Markus Melin threw to first base after making a catch to complete the inning-ending double play. Chula Vista won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Nick Conlin (8) scores from third on a wild pitch by Warner Robins, Ga. pitcher Conner Smirth during Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista won 11-10. At left rear is Chula Vista coach Ric Ramirez. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s left fielder Markus Melin dives to make the catch on a line drive by Warner Robins, Ga.'s Spencer Sato during the third inning of a Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Melin threw to first base to complete a inning-ending double play on Warner Robin's Blake Jackson. Chula Vista won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Warner Robins, Ga.'s Justin Jones, top, scores as the ball gets away from Chula Vista, Calif. catcher Daniel Porras Jr. in the fourth inning of a Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Andy Rios (6) rounds third to greetings from coach Ric Ramirez after hitting a two-run homer off Warner Robins, Ga. pitcher Blake Jackson during the fifth inning of a Little League World Series United States semi-final baseball game in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Chula Vista won 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Andy Rios (6) is greeted as he crosses home plate by teammates Bulla Graft (20) and Markus Melin (12) after hitting the first of his two two-run home runs in the sixth inning against Peabody, Mass., in baseball pool play at the Little League World Series baseball pool play in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. Chula Vista won 14-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Nick Conlin scores on a second-inning single by tSeth Godfrey off Peabody, Mass., pitcher Matt Hosman during Little League World Series baseball pool play in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Moshpix: The Park View Little Leaguers from Chula Vista are on a home run hitting rampage and no one from California to Kentucky can seem to stop them.
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Park View, the Western Regional champions, continued a long ball barrage by smashing seven more round trippers, and defeated the Great Lakes Regional Champion from Russellville, Kentucky, 15-0. The game was stopped after 5-innings due to Little League's mercy rule.
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Park View once again got off to a fast start in Sunday night's game against Kentucky. With two outs in the top of the first inning, Bradley Roberto drove in two runs with a triple to right center field. The long drive hit off the top of the fence, just missing being a home run by a few inches. The hit scored Luke Ramirez and Kiko Garcia.
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Chula Vista, Calif.'s Andy Rios (6) is greeted as he crosses home plate by teammates Bulla Graft (20) and Markus Melin (12) after hitting the first of his two two-run home runs in the sixth inning against Peabody, Mass., in baseball pool play at the Little League World Series baseball pool play in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. Chula Vista won 14-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Park View Little Leaguers head to Series
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Raw video of the final out that sent Park View to the Little League World Series
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Park View fans watch the team compete in San Bernardino.
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Players from Parkview react to their 11-4 victory over Loomis-Eureka Lakeside during the Little League Baseball Western Championship game in San Bernardino, Calif., August 16.
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Park View teammates carry the tournament champ banner around the field after winning the West.
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The team celebrates winning the western division.
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A trip to the East may be in the offing.
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Park View beat Nevada 15-2 in Friday's game, much to the pleasure of fans watching at Oggi's in Chula Vista.
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