For about six months, people would stop Marianne Kinsmann in her tracks, point to her Little League World Series jacket and ask about Holbrook Little League’s time in the tournament last summer.
“You guys went so far,” fans of the Jackson-based team would say. “We were all rooting for you.”
The Holbrook Little League All-Stars celebrate their District 18 championship in 2017. While the team was winning on the field, the league’s financials were in disarray off of it.
(Photo: Doug Hood)
Now nearly a year after the team of 12-year-old All-Stars — including her son, Ryan — went on their miracle run, their former fans’ tone has changed following a high-profile arrest of the group’s president and treasurer. “Oh, it’s such a shame,” they said about the team. “It’s really sad.”
“People are always asking, and that’s the worst part of it,” Kinsmann said. “They are really connecting Holbrook with this theft rather than the Little League World Series.”