* Like a lot of sports fans, I watched bits and pieces of the Little League World Series and then started focusing on the final games. And, of course, that was a terrific finish to yesterday's championship as the team from Georgia (Warner Robins) edged the squad from Tokyo, 3-2, on Dalton Carriker's home run. But what stood out about that whole thing was the dignified way those 12-year-olds carried themselves (notice how quickly they trotted back to the dugout after a strikeout) and yet you realize that they are still very much children. Young Dalton, for instance, saying he felt like Peter Pan rounding the bases. I didn't think kids these days even knew about Peter Pan. And on the other side, you have to feel terrible for the 12-year-old from Japan who gave up the winning homer. His coach consoled him, saying, "I told him that he has a bright future and not to let this homer affect that." And suddenly, you realize the impact that something like this can have on a child, especially in a culture known for accepting personal responsibility deeply.